Cyclists from all over the world will gather in Tralee on Saturday 30th March 2019 to participate in one of Ireland’s most popular cycling events, SRAC Atlantic Challenge
This is the 7th year of the cycle and every year it has grown
3,000 cyclists from 18 Countries participated in the 2018 SRAC Atlantic Challenge.
Cyclists travelled from the USA, South America, Asia, Australia, UK and all over Europe to cycle the SRAC Atlantic Challenge and experience the Wild Atlantic Way.
Over the years, guest cyclists from around the World have cycled the Atlantic Challenge including Tour de France winner Stephen Roche, Sean Kelly, Paris Roubaix winner Magnus Backsteadt (Sweden), World Champion Maurizio Fondriest (Italy), Phil Anderson (Australia) and Malcolm Elliott (UK).
In 2019, the guest list is impressive and includes;
The SRAC Atlantic Challenge is a world cycling event and recognised as Ireland’s premier cycling event.
- First Irish leisure cycle to become a UCI (World Cycling) leisure event
- Nominated for the best leisure cycling event in Ireland.
- Voted one of the top 10 cycling events in Ireland by Outsider Magazine.
From the rolling hills of the Dingle Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way, the location, the route, the scenery is all breath-taking and includes the famous Conor Pass and Slea Head.
All proceeds raised from the cycle go to support charities
- Make a Wish
- Seeking Vision
- Alzheimer’s Ireland (Kerry Branch).
This year there are 2 routes, 100km and 135km, both starting from the Rose Hotel, Tralee at 9am.
The 100km route;
Starting at the Rose Hotel Tralee, Camp, Conor Pass, Dingle, Annascaul, Camp and back to Denny Street, Tralee
The view from the top of Conor Pass
The 135km route;
Starting at the Rose Hotel Tralee, Camp, Conor Pass, Dingle, Slea Head loop, Dingle Annascaul, Camp and back to Denny Street, Tralee
The focus is to involve the town and community of Tralee as much as possible.
Further information is available from social media sites
Traffic delays are expected along the route between 9 am and 4 pm.