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Midland League & Event Calendar 2017

Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge
Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge is one of the biggest Cycle Sportives in Ireland, and this year the cycle is FREE to ENTER
Time: 1st April 2017 at 10:00 am


Slea Head Challenge
starting in Dingle at the Hillgrove Hotel, travelling west to Slea Head. Total 55km If you are still feeling fresh and able, why not forgo the food on offer in the Hillgrove and attempt the Conor Pass Climb - 6KM to the top, average gradient 6%.
Time: 1st April 2017 at 9:30 am
Invacare Paracycling Series
Round 8, hosted by Blarney CC
Time: 16th September 2017 at 10:00 am


Paris 2 Nice 2017
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland are currently recruiting cyclists for the Paris2Nice Cycle 2017. Cyclists will fly to Paris on Friday September 15th and begin cycling through the beautiful French countryside on Saturday 16th September. The cycle will finish on the Promenade Des Anglais on Thursday 21st September where they will be greeted by the welcoming team followed by a celebration dinner that night.
Time: 16th September at 9:00 am to 21st September 2017


Dying Cow 200 Audax
A self supported event
Time: 16th September 2017 at 8:00 am
Cliffs of Moher Cycle Challenge
Riverside Cycling Club Ennistymon is hosting their annual charity cycle for the 5th year running, starting and finishing in Ennistymon town. Choose from 40, 80 or 125km routes.
Time: 8th April 2017 at 9:00 am


Invacare Paracycling Series
Round 3, hosted by Lakeside Wheelers
Time: 8th April 2017 at 10:00 am


Titanic Torr 200 Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 8th April 2017 at 8:00 am
Tour de Burren
This popular tour has 3 routes to choose from, 152km, 104km and 65km.
Time: 17th June 2017 at 8:00 am


Invacare Paracycling Series
Round 5, hosted by Sorrento CC
Time: 17th June 2017 at 10:00 am


Cycle Ataxia 2017
Cycle Ataxia 2017 will take place on the 17th of June. Cycle Ataxia is a 1-day leisure cycle which raises funds for Ataxia Research & Patient Care. Routes are 13km, 50km and 110km.
Time: 17th June 2017 at 9:00 am


Galway City Criterium
Galway Bay CC are excited to announce that the Highfield Park Criterium race is back again this year, to be held on Saturday June 17th. Races for underage categories U12, 14 and 16, Women's Race, A1/2 and A3/4.
Time: 17th June 2017 at 10:00 am
Invacare Paracycling Series
Round 4, hosted by Barrow Wheelers
Time: 7th May 2017 at 10:00 am


Tour of The Heartland Shannonside CC
Time: 7th May 2017 at 9:00 am
Invacare Paracycling Series
Round 7, hosted by Paracycling Ireland
Time: 12th August 2017 at 10:00 am
Invacare Paracycling Series
Round 6, hosted by Cuchulainn CC
Time: 6th July 2017 at 10:00 am
Invacare Paracycling Series
Round 2, hosted by Shannonside CC
Time: 25th March 2017 at 12:00 pm
Ring of Beara Cycle
Participants will have a choice of an exciting 140km or 110km cycle by the rugged Wild Atlantic Way coastal route of the Beara Peninsula.
Time: 27th May 2017 at 9:00 am


Tour De Connemara 2017
The SKODA Tour de Conamara 2017 will be held on Saturday 27th May 2017 starting and finishing in Clifden, Connemara. The event offers participants the choice of 140km or 80km routes (view routes) and will travel through some of the finest coastal, lakelands, valleys and mountainous landscape in Ireland.
Time: 27th May 2017 at 8:00 am


Race The Ras
Cycle like a pro over 3 stages in aid of Breast Cancer Research.
Time: 26th May at 9:00 am to 28th May 2017


Carlingford 300 Audax
The route will leave Stamullen moving north through the counties of Meath, Monaghan and Armagh. Then heading east towards the Mourne Mountains and the main climb of the day over Spelga Dam (just once ;-)) at 167km. The route then returns over the Cooley mountains and down along the coast passing through Dundalk, Clogherhead, and Drogheda before finishing at Stamullen. There will be climbing, but the scenic nature of the route should make it worthwhile.
Time: 27th May 2017 at 6:00 am
Westport Gran Fondo
Race like a pro or Just take it slow. Decide between 122km route or 70km route. Both events are timed and include the Sheffrey mountains which is one of the most iconic climbs in the country.
Time: 11th March 2017 at 8:30 am
Invacare Paracycling Series
Round 1, hosted by Kilcullen CC
Time: 25th February 2017 at 12:00 pm


Saddle Up For Epilepsy
Choose from 123km, 70km or 45km routes
Time: 25th February 2017 at 9:00 am
Paris 2 Nice 2017
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland are currently recruiting cyclists for the Paris2Nice Cycle 2017. Cyclists will fly to Paris on Friday September 15th and begin cycling through the beautiful French countryside on Saturday 16th September. The cycle will finish on the Promenade Des Anglais on Thursday 21st September where they will be greeted by the welcoming team followed by a celebration dinner that night.
Time: 16th September at 9:00 am to 21st September 2017
SSCC GP Race
Shannonside Cycling Club are running their annual SSCC GP race on Saturday 22nd July, catering for A1, A2, A3, A4 and Ladies. Sign on will take place at the Monksland Community Centre from 9.00am with the race starting at 11.00.
Time: 22nd July 2017 at 11:00 am


Shannonside GP
3 Races, 3 Routes, A1/A2 - A3 A4/Ladies. Full details TBA
Time: 22nd July 2017 at 10:00 am
The Peatlands Tour Grand Canal Wheelers
40km or 80km routes to choose from. Registration is from 9.00. Event starts at 10.00. Fee is €20
Time: 13th May 2017 at 9:00 am


Westportif
The Westportif Cycling Weekend takes place on Saturday 13th May 2017, in Westport, Co. Mayo. Choose from three routes, 80 km, 120 km and 160 km taking in the breathtaking scenery of Croagh Patrick, Mweelrea, Doolough Lake, Delphi, Killary Fjord, Ashleigh Falls, Leenane village and the shores of Lough Mask in Tourmakeady.
Time: 13th May 2017 at 8:00 am
The Ray Crinion Memorial Cycle
Three routes to choose from 17k, 40k, & 80k Routes.
Time: 26th February 2017 at 9:00 am
Tour of Lough Derg
120km route with a choice of 3 groups of different speeds.
Time: 14th May 2017 at 9:00 am


Lough Key Classic
3 routes :33km, 70km and 115km. Weather permitting the King of the Mountains option will be at the end of the second loop.
Time: 14th May 2017 at 9:00 am


Shay Elliott Memorial Race
The 60th edition of the National Road Series Race. the senior race will have a neutralised rollout from the clubhouse down Bray Main Street supported the Gardaí and the final 5km will be on closed roads. The race is scheduled to be broadcast on Setanta, Eir Sports and Bike Channel too.
Time: 14th May 2017 at 11:00 am
Martin Earley Tour of Kildare
The annual Marie Keating Foundation Tour of Kildare in association with Naas Cycling Club, will take place on Sunday 13th August 2017. Every cent raised from this charity cycle goes to support the Foundations cancer awareness and support services, which they provide free of charge. 65km or 110km routes to choose from.
Time: 13th August 2017 at 10:00 am


City Cycle Cork
130KM and 80KM cycle around Cork city and North County Cork. Open to all levels of cycling ability. The event is a collaboration between Enable Ireland and Elite Event Management who aim to deliver a world-class sporting event for Cork.
Time: 13th August 2017 at 9:00 am


The Leinster Loop
The 130, 90 and 50km route events will take place on Sunday, 13th August. The family 12km and the 25km cycles will take place on the Saturday evening.
Time: 13th August 2017 at 9:30 am
Cycle4Haiti 2017
Now in its eighth year, the event has been expanded to make it more accessible to all. The cycle includes two starting points; cycle from Dublin (200km) or Athlone (100km) with one big peloton arriving into Galway.
Time: 6th May 2017 at 8:00 am


Quiet Man 300 Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 6th May 2017 at 6:00 am
Lynx CC Annual Charity Cycle
50km or 100km routes available. Profits go towards the Cluny Centre.
Time: 23rd September 2017 at 9:00 am
Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle
Three great cycle routes, 65, 100 or 130 km
Time: 8th July 2017 at 9:00 am
2017 Wicklow Mountains Challenge
2 routes to choose from, a 50km or 100km and are abilities are welcome. All proceeds going to the physiotherapy department at St James's Hospital. All participants receive a souvenir event jersey and access to the post event BBQ.
Time: 20th May 2017 at 9:00 am


North to the South 400 Audax
With about 4000 m of climbing this should not be the toughest of 400’s, but close observers of the profile may notice a couple of sharp climbs, including the “Gap of Mamore” from the old Audax Ireland banner.
Time: 20th May 2017 at 6:00 am
Brideswell Pattern Festival Cycle
The Pattern takes place the last weekend of July, aimed at promoting a social atmosphere in the parish through heritage, art & craft, sport and family. The cycles will consist of a 120km & 50km for the experienced cyclists and 9km family spin.
Time: 29th July 2017 at 9:00 am


Skoda Ring Of Clare
120km/160km routes available. Cyclists will cruise along the Wild Atlantic Way, travel through the international tourism award winning Loop Head peninsula and along by the beautiful Shannon Estuary waters
Time: 29th July 2017 at 8:00 am
Tour de South Roscommon
60 or 120km routes available.
Time: 10th June 2017 at 9:00 am


Explore Mayo Cycle
Three routes available: 50k, 100k & 150k
Time: 10th June 2017 at 9:00 am
Longford Cycling & Touring Club Annual Cycle
Two routes (100KM and a 60KM) will be available to accommodate everyone from the beginner / novice cyclists, intermediate level cyclists to the more advanced experienced cyclist.
Time: 18th June 2017 at 10:00 am


Tour of The Lakes
Riders will start in groups, travelling at different speeds as follows:- Group 1 (Average speed ~ 20mph / 32km/h) Group 2(Average speed ~ 18mph / 29km/h) Group 3 (Average speed ~ 15mph / 24km/h) Group 4 (Average speed ~ 13mph / 21km/h) Each group will have lead riders and back-up van. Routes: 120km, 55km or 30km
Time: 18th June 2017 at 10:00 am
The Rothar Cycling Clubs 4th Annual 100km Cycle
The event is a 100km leisurely cycle at a easy pace through east Galway and beyond passing through Ballinasloe, Shannon Bridge, Eyrecourt and Kiltormer back to New Inn .
Time: 28th May 2017 at 9:30 am


Race The Ras
Cycle like a pro over 3 stages in aid of Breast Cancer Research.
Time: 26th May at 9:00 am to 28th May 2017
Brian Mc Namara GP Road Race
The event caters for A1, A2, A3, and A4 men and women racers. Sign on is in Coral Leisure, Tuam Swimming Pool. Registration will be available from 8.30am. Roll out from Tuam 10.15am, Race starts 10.45am,
Time: 11th June 2017 at 10:45 am


Wicklow 200
The Wicklow 200 is a non-competitive one-day cycle ride that takes place every June and attracts over 3000 cyclists from many different countries. Established in 1982 the Wicklow 200, as the name suggests, covers over 200 kilometres around Co. Wicklow, taking in most of the famous hills that have made Wicklow a major international cycling destination over the years. The shorter Wicklow 100 Challenge takes place on the same day, and shares most of its route with the Wicklow 200. it started in 1982 by the Irish Veteran Cyclists Association.
Time: 11th June 2017
Breffni 3 Province Challenge
The Breffni 3 Province Challenge is back again this year with a huge range of events for all abilities: 100k cycle 25k cycle Half Marathon run/walk 10k run/walk 5k Family run/walk All proceeds will go to our chosen charities
Time: 5th August 2017 at 8:00 am


Tour de Kilkenny 2017
Marble City Cyclers are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the Ninth year of the Tour de Kilkenny on the Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend, 5th August 2017. The Tour de Kilkenny is now running a 20km, 70km, 120km and 160km route catering for all abilities.
Time: 5th August 2017 at 9:00 am
Mullingar Criterium
3 Separate Races: A1/A2, A3 and A4
Time: 14th June 2017 at 7:00 pm
GELS 5th Annual Cycle
Galway East Life Support are running their annual cycle on the 9th July. 115km spin or a family route available.
Time: 9th July 2017 at 10:00 am


Midlands 300 Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 9th July 2017 at 6:00 am
Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia NI
The event is organised on fully policed closed roads. The Mourne Route (175km) and Strangford Route (58km) are designed to appeal to both experienced riders and beginners.
Time: 4th June 2017 at 7:30 am


Tour De Lough Corrib
The 22nd Tour De Lough Corrib Cycle. 100% proceeds going to Croí Heart & Stroke Charity. 120km or 45km fully supported and renowned for race hospitality before, during and after the event
Time: 4th June 2017 at 8:15 am
King's Mountain 200 Audax
This is essentially a very flat route with one hill (hence the name), its rolly in two sections for about 15k. A self supported event.
Time: 5th February 2017 at 8:00 am
Birr 200 Audax
The Birr 200 is designed as a route suitable for winter riding, it sticks to fairly flat roads with good surfaces and has a control about every 40-50km.
Time: 19th February 2017 at 8:00 am
Tara 200 Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 12th March 2017 at 8:00 am


Haul d'Naul supporting DSI
45km/70km Charity Cycle of North Co. Dublin in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland
Time: 12th March 2017 at 10:00 am
Easter Fleche Audax
24 hour, team event, minimum of 360km
Time: 14th April at 12:00 pm to 15th April 2017
Easter Fleche Audax
24 hour, team event, minimum of 360km
Time: 14th April at 12:00 pm to 15th April 2017


The Pat Jones Memorial Cycle
Great North Offaly Route. Annual Charity Cycle hosted by Team 905.
Time: 15th April 2017 at 10:00 am


Tour Of The Lakelands Charity Cycle
In aid of Good2Talk Mullingar, Pieta House Athlone and Good2Talk Longford. The cycle starts outside Good2Talk in Mullingar and proceeds via the greenway to A.I.T in Athlone (where some participants will finish and some more will start) then continues to St. Mel's in Longford ( same some will stop here and some will start)and finally back to Mullingar. The cycle consists of three individual legs OR can be completed by partaking in all three. 1. Mullingar-Athlone (42km) 2. Athlone-Longford (55km) 3. Longford-Mullingar (43km) Each individual leg costs €15 to take part or €30 to complete the challenge which is approximatly140km in total.
Time: 15th April 2017 at 9:00 am
Midlands Meander 200km Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 22nd April 2017 at 8:00 am


Turas na Mban Ladies Cycle
Ladies only cycle with 20km/ 40km and 80km routes available. Workshop with a special sporting guest at 10.30am.
Time: 22nd April 2017 at 11:45 am


Navan Road Club Cycle Sportive
80km, 40km and 20km routes available
Time: 22nd April 2017 at 10:00 am
Priests Leap & Devils Elbow 300 Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 29th April 2017 at 6:00 am


Mayo Pink Ribbon Charity Cycle
The Mayo Pink Ribbon Cycle takes place on Saturday April 29th 2017 in support of Breast Cancer Research. There are 3 distances, 51km, 108km and 147km.
Time: 29th April 2017 at 8:00 am
Wolftrap 200 Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 21st May 2017 at 8:00 am
Celtic Knot 1000 Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 23rd June 2017 at 6:00 am
Rock Savage 200 Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 16th July 2017 at 8:00 am


Mullingar GP
Details TBA
Time: 16th July 2017 at 10:00 am
Adrian Nealon 100/200 Audax
A 100km or 200km self supported audax.
Time: 27th August 2017 at 8:00 am


Pedal The Peaks Pat Colgan Challenge
Time: 27th August 2017 at 9:00 am


Tour De Shams Ballinasloe CC Cycle
Time: 27th August 2017 at 9:00 am
Dying Light 200 Audax
A self supported event.
Time: 28th October 2017 at 8:00 am
The Ronan Mc Cormack Charity Cycle
The 5th annual Ronan McCormack Charity Challenge takes place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March 2017. The event starts on the evening of March 3rd with a 5km & 10km walk/jog/run around Roscommon Town. This Moonlight Run will commence at 8pm. Saturday March 4th will commence at 9am with cycle routes covering two distances, 65km & 105km. Each route will take cyclists on a tour of the county of Roscommon and it's neighbouring counties
Time: 3rd March at 2:00 pm to 4th March 2017
3 Peaks Challenge 2017
Great warm-up for the Wicklow 200 as they cross two of the major climbs used in the Wicklow 200, Slieve Mann and Shay Elliott.
Time: 2nd April 2017 at 8:00 am


Visit Nenagh Classic
International Cycle Road Race promoted by North Tipp Wheelers
Time: 2nd April 2017 at 10:30 am
Naas CC Tour De Foothills
The NCC Tour de Foothills is an opportunity for all cyclists to enjoy a day in the saddle while taking in all the scenery of the Wicklow Foothills. All proceeds are going directly to Saplings School for Children with Autism & Special Needs, Kill, Co. Kildare. 65km or 110km routes to choose from .
Time: 9th April 2017 at 9:30 am
Yeats Tour of Sligo
The 2017 Yeats Tour of Sligo returns on the May Bank Holiday Weekend 29th & 30th April. 60km, 100km & 160km routes available with some new climbs and route sections on the 100km/ 160k. Also, a hot meal at the end for all cyclists.
Time: 30th April 2017 at 9:00 am
Blackstairs Cycling Challenge
5 routes to choose from including a 12km family spin.
Time: 23rd April 2017 at 11:00 am


Lap of Lough Ree Lifeboat Charity Cycle
85km Lap of Lough Ree
Time: 23rd April 2017 at 10:00 am
The Irish Hospice Foundation Cycle Challenge
Join the Foundation and Paul Kimmage for the challenge of a lifetime by cycling 600km through Portugal's stunning countryside and picturesque coastline whilst raising vital funds for our Nurses for Night Care Service.
Time: 25th June at 8:00 am to 1st July 2017
The Irish Hospice Foundation Cycle Challenge
Join the Foundation and Paul Kimmage for the challenge of a lifetime by cycling 600km through Portugal's stunning countryside and picturesque coastline whilst raising vital funds for our Nurses for Night Care Service.
Time: 25th June at 8:00 am to 1st July 2017


MIL Round 8
Individual 7km TT
Time: 29th June 2017 at 7:15 pm
The Irish Hospice Foundation Cycle Challenge
Join the Foundation and Paul Kimmage for the challenge of a lifetime by cycling 600km through Portugal's stunning countryside and picturesque coastline whilst raising vital funds for our Nurses for Night Care Service.
Time: 25th June at 8:00 am to 1st July 2017


Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle
There will be 10,000 spaces available through the online registration system. Registration opens on Saturday 25th February 2017 with a basic donation of €100.00 plus a 3.5% handling fee payable upfront. This basic donation is non-refundable but does guarantee you a place on the cycle
Time: 1st July 2017 at 7:30 am
Wild West Challenge 2017 in aid of St Joseph's Foundation, Charleville
170km and 90km routes are on offer. Cyclists are grouped based on preferred speed, so all participants can cycle at a speed that they are comfortable with.
Time: 3rd June 2017 at 9:00 am


Eoin Mac Love 600 Audax
Time: 3rd June 2017 at 6:00 am
Giro de Baille
There is a choice of 3 routes: 146km, 104, and 60km
Time: 6th August 2017 at 9:00 am
MIL Round 1
Road Race 40km
Time: 27th April 2017 at 7:00 pm
MIL Round 2
Road Race
Time: 4th May 2017 at 7:00 pm
MIL Round 3
Road Race 40km
Time: 18th May 2017 at 7:00 pm
MIL Round 4
40km Individual TT
Time: 25th May 2017 at 7:00 pm
MIL Round 5
Road Race 40km
Time: 1st June 2017 at 7:15 pm
MIL Round 6
Road Race 40km
Time: 8th June 2017 at 7:00 pm
MIL Round 7
Road Race 37km
Time: 22nd June 2017 at 7:00 pm
MIL Round 11
Road Race 40km
Time: 13th July 2017 at 7:15 pm
MIL Round 10
Road Race 40km
Time: 20th July 2017 at 7:00 pm
MIL Round 12
Road Race 40km
Time: 10th August 2017 at 7:00 pm
MIL Prize Night
Club 20km Team TT
Time: 17th August 2017 at 7:00 pm
Race The Ras
Cycle like a pro over 3 stages in aid of Breast Cancer Research.
Time: 26th May at 9:00 am to 28th May 2017
Billy Butler Cycle
Time: 30th July 2017 at 9:00 am
Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford
The 50k Kelly Cruise will take in part of the fantastic new Waterford Greenway. The 160k Kelly Comeragh Challenge has been tweaked to challenge the serious cyclist even more with over 2000 metres of climbing! The much loved 100k Kelly Heritage Route remains the same as in 2016.
Time: 20th August 2017 at 8:00 am
Slieve Bloom Extreme Challenge
Choose from 2, 4, 5 or 7 mountains. €10 entry fee.
Time: 7th October 2017 at 8:30 am
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