Round Ireland with a bike - The Fridays Tour 2019

Following the success of the the French Leave tour in 2018, we’ve turned our sights onto the 2019 tour.  And we’re going to try something different.  We’ll be going to Ireland.

The dates are Saturday 22nd to Saturday 29th June 2019.

It’s going to be a circular tour, alternating day rides where we start and finish at the same place, and transit rides where we ride to a different overnight stop. 

Broadly speaking, the itinerary will be:

22 June        Travel to Dublin,

23 June        Day ride – possibly coastal and determined on recce

24 June        To Naas or Brittas or Newbridge for accommodation over 2 nights – none of                           these are a huge distance (30-50k), but a longer ride will be determined on recce

25 June        Day ride – determined on recce

26 June        To Tullamore or Port Laoise (82k) for accommodation for 1 night

27 June        To Mullingar (again, not far directly, but would determine a longer ride on                             recce) for accommodation for 1 night

28 June        To Enfield along Grand Canal (35k, or longer ride to be determined) for                                      accommodation for 1 night

29 June        Return to Dublin 

As far as getting to and from Ireland, Stena Line has a sailing from Holyhead to Dublin. It’s also possible to fly to Dublin with your bike in a box. This may appeal to some people.

Planning is advancing well, so if you haven't already expressed an interest in the tour and would like more details, please get in touch.