Starting to Prepare for July 16th
As the event approaches, here is a reminder on the key event details for the 2022 ŠKODA Ring of Clare Cycle. Please read carefully to help with your preparation. For any other queries please visit the event website and the FAQ section. Please note Transfers between cyclists closes on June 30th.
Download the 2022 Rider Pack that contains all the information you need to know about the event. Click on the link to download.
Event Start Times – The 160km starts at 9.00am and the 120km starts at 9.30am from Clarecastle GAA grounds (located on the Limerick side of Ennis). Onsite parking is provided with shower facilities on site also available. Please arrive in plenty of time to avoid traffic congestion.
PARKING – PLEASE NOTE CHANGES ON PARKING FOR THIS YEARS EVENT.
There is plenty of Parking is available in Clarecastle GAA but please arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.
NB: Access to the Car park will be closed at 8.40am to allow the 160km cycle depart. Please arrive in plenty of time to get parked up and collect your event id and goodie bag.
Drop offs: Cyclists being dropped off to the event will have to drop off at the church grounds as cars who enter the GAA grounds will not be able to exit until the cycle leaves. This is to avoid congestion at the entrance to the GAA Club and delay the event. This will be strictly enforced.
Camper vans are able to park in the GAA grounds overnight but do so under their own responsibility.
Clarecastle GAA will have a coffee shop open on the morning of the event if you want to buy tea / coffee before you set off.
EVENT SIGN ON DETAILS
Event sign on – you will be able to sign on for the event at ŠKODA Al Hayes, Gort Road, Ennis (Friday 15th 4.00pm – 8.00pm) and Clarecastle GAA on the morning of the event from 7.30am. If you qualified to receive an event jersey you will receive it at the event sign on. A number of event jerseys will be available for sale after the event in Clarecastle GAA.
Registration Form – Eventmaster will send you a reminder email and follow up by text message with a link to your registration form. You must bring it with you and hand it to the registration team either on your phone or a printed copy. This will be scanned and you will receive your event number and ID.
Please note if you attempt to cycle the event under someone else’s name without going through the event transfer system you do so at your own risk and are not covered by the event. ID may be requested at sign on to verify details.
Check your bike -Please check your bike before the cycle. The majority of technical issues happen in the first 20km of the event as cyclists do not check their bike. Pump your wheels before the spin and bring spare tubes. A bike mechanic will be located at each of the food stops but you may experience delays waiting for mechanics so please have your bike checked.
ŠKODA Cycling Experience – ŠKODA will host registration at Al Hayes ŠKODA Garage on Friday evening from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. A bike mechanic will be there for any last minute tweaks to your bike. The bike mechanic will also be at the event start on the morning of the event. The masseuse team from IMST will provide post cycle massages at the ŠKODA Dome at Clarecastle GAA. At the end of the event each cyclist will be provided with their medal and food to recover after their efforts.
Water Stations – The water stations only provide water for cyclists. These are not food stops so please use the designated feed stations for your solid food fuelling.