09 Jan #StayStrongForOws Cardiff to Dublin Bike Ride, June 8th-12th 2017
June 8, 2017 - June 11, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are delighted to work once again with Cardiff Blues in the delivery of their #StayStrongForOws cycle ride. This time we are riding from Cardiff to Dublin! Spread over 4 days, the ride takes us west through Wales, before hopping across St George’s Channel and into Ireland. Two fabulous days in Ireland then end with a celebratory ride into Dublin!
- Challenge Type: Road Cycling
- Challenge Name: #StayStrongFowOws Cardiff to Dublin bike ride
- Destination: UK, Ireland
- Dates: 8th to 11th June 2017
- Grade: Moderate
- Accommodation: Hotels
Itinerary (subject to change)
Thursday 8th June – Cardiff to Carmarthen
Cyclists arrive early at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to register with the pie crew. After a welcome speech and briefing, it’s time to hit the road in your guided groups for the 125km ride to Carmarthen. After a hilly day, the hotel will be a welcome sight, along with dinner in the evening!
Friday 9th June – Carmarthen to Killinick
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel, before setting off for the second day in the saddle! Today is a ride of two halves, with 65km to complete in the morning, before boarding the ferry to Ireland in the afternoon. Once in Ireland, it’s just a short 10km ride to the hotel.
Saturday 10th June – Killinick to Abbeyleix
Our third day in the saddle sees us head away from the coast and into the beautiful countryside of Ireland. A gentle ride in the morning gets our legs going before we climb the main hill of the day – Mount Leinster. After a hearty lunch, we continue our journey towards Abbeyleix and the hotel.
Sunday 11th June – Abbeyleix to Dublin
The final day! We head east towards the beautiful Wicklow Mountains National Park, gradually climbing as we get closer. The highlight of the day is an ascent up onto the Moors and over Sally Gap, before the final descent down to Dublin. We may even stop off at the Guinness Storehouse to round off a fantastic trip!
A celebratory meal will be provided at the hotel, before you sample more of the famous Irish hospitality!
Monday 12th June – Travel Home
You are free to explore the sights and sounds of Dublin before returning home. Your bikes will be returned back to Cardiff Arms Park that evening. Please note you will need to arrange your own travel home from Dublin.
Distances and Elevations – subject to our recce!
Looking After You
The event is fully supported with guides at a ratio of one guide to 10 cyclists, support vehicles, tour leaders and medics. Each day you will receive breakfast at the hotel before setting off, morning and afternoon refreshment stops while on the ride, a substantial lunch plus dinner and twin room accommodation each night.
For further information, please contact Helen Davies at Cardiff Blues: Helen.Davies@cardiffblues.com