The Estuary Challenge
The Estuary Challenge, which will take place for the third time on Saturday 7th June 2014, has a choice of two cycles. The longer route is a 103km cycle in West Clare which brings riders from Labasheeda westwards to Carrigaholt before returning to Labasheeda along the Shannon Estuary, passing through Knock, Killimer, Kilrush, Carrigaholt, Kilkee, Doonbeg, Cree, and Kilmurry McMahon.
There is also a more leisurely 52km cycle for the less adventurous. This route also starts and finishes in Labasheeda, while passing through Knock, Killimer, Kilrush, Cooraclare and Kilmurry McMahon.
All the cycle routes can be viewed on the Cycle Routes page where there are links to mapmyride.com. It is also possible to access the routes on your mobile phone on your Bikemap app by scanning the Q Codes below:
There are two options available to you for registering for the cycle:
It is recommended to register online as this will make matters easier for you on the day. Registration on the day starts at 8.30am while the cycle itself will start at 9.30am.
Entry fee for both cycles is €25 (online registration is €20).
The Cycle Routes
There will be a food stop approximately half way through the route of the Estuary 100 cycle at Carrigaholt (47km). Cyclists will be provided with fruit, sandwiches and confectionary at this stop. There will also be water stations at Kilrush (23 km) and Cree (80km).
On the Estuary 50, there will be a food stop at Cooraclare (30km) and a water station at Kilrush (23km). There will also be refreshments at the end of the cycles at Labasheeda Community Centre.
There will be shower and changing facilities provided at Shannon Gaels clubhouse which is approximately 2km from the start/finish point.