Challenge type: Bike - Support your favourite charity...
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Destination: United Kingdom, Ireland
Runs from : 26th September 2018 to 30th September 2018
Our starting point for this fantastic ride is Cardiff, an amazing and vibrant city set in the hills of Wales! We cycle towards the lovely town of Carmarthen for our overnight. It set to be a spectacular but tough days cycling.
Today we set off from Carmarthen, close to the Brecon Beacons. Our route today sees us cycling on very quiet, rural roads, enjoying some spectacular scenery on high moorland, as well as miles of pine trees! We cycle to Fishguard, have dinner and continue on our ferry crossing over to Ireland. On arrival in Rosslare we will have a short transfer to the old Viking town of Wexford where we overnight.
Our route today starts with some beautiful cycling through the quite scenic back roads of County Wexford. We soon come to the picturesque (and particularly hilly) town of Enniscorthy, which houses both Enniscorthy Castle and St. Aidan’s Cathedral. As we cycle north, our path takes us to Blunclody, the River Slaney and a well deserved lunch. After a chance to relax in these beautiful surroundings, we’re back on our bikes to cycle into County Carlow; famous for its mountains, glorious countryside and river valleys. Our destination for the night is Carlow, a vibrant college and market town.
We leave County Carlow this morning and head North East towards Ireland’s capital. We cycle on quiet country roads, and soon come to Glendalough, County Wicklow, often known as ‘the Valley of the two lakes.’ A small detour takes us to the lakes themselves: a truly stunning sight. After lunch, we come across some tough riding but with some fantastic views; our route taking us through the fantastic Wicklow Mountains National Park. This undulating course takes us along minor roads towards the coast before passing through the quieter suburbs of Dublin; cycling into the city’s infamous Trinity College to finish. Tonight, we celebrate our achievement in the heart of Dublin.
Free time to explore and everyone makes their own arrangements home.
Please note this is a complex itinerary which is subject to change.
All participants will be making their way back home at the end of the challenge. Classic Challenge can take participants bikes back to the UK for them.
You will be able to do this by collecting your bike from Cycle Surgery in Kings Cross, London From Sunday 30 September after 5pm to Tuesday 2 October at 6pm. You can also arrange a courier from your hotel in Ireland to your home address. Please click here for a quote.
If you would like to have your bike taken back to London please inform Classic Challenge at the point of registration.
REGISTRATION FEE: £150
FUNDRAISING OPTION ONE: You raise £1500 approx. minimum sponsorship.
FUNDRAISING OPTION TWO: You pay £750 & raise as much as possible for your chosen charity.