On Sunday 31st of August 2014, cyclists from all over the world will line up in Trim, County Meath, to take on the 6th Race Around Ireland and the Irish Ultra Challenge (formerly the ‘Race Around Ireland 1100′). In the shadow of the imposing Trim Castle the riders will prepare themselves for one of the toughest cycling challenges in the world. This year the solo Race Around Ireland will be the first ever UMCA Long-Distance European Championships.
The Race Around Ireland is regarded as one of the toughest cycling challenges in the world and will take the racers on a 2,150km journey past some of the most stunning scenery in Ireland. The route will take you past Newgrange, The Causeway Coast, Malin Head, The Cliffs of Moher, The Ring of Kerry, Mizen Head, the Garden County (Wicklow) and back to Navan in County Meath and ALL within a week.
The Irish Ultra Challenge is a 1,100km race and is seen as being the perfect stepping-stone into the world of ultra-cycling.
Both events are open to solo racers, open bike solo racers, tandems, 2-person, 4-person teams and 8-person teams. While the solo category is aimed at serious athletes, the team categories are very open to cyclists of all abilities. The team categories are also ideal for corporate teams as they offer the opportunity for a unique and highly effective form of team-building aswell as offering the opportunity to align the race with the CSR strategies of your organisation.
The Race Around Ireland is a qualifying event for the Race Across America. The Race Around Ireland and the Irish Ultra Challenge are both rounds of the UMCA Ultra Cup and the Race Around Ireland is also a round of the UMCA World Cup.
Find out more in the: Race Around Ireland official website