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. In the last eight years, Tour de Kilkenny has raised over €100,000 for charity and we hope that with your help, we can raise even more funds.
The Tour de Kilkenny is now running a 20km, 70km, 120km and 160km route, there is a route to cater for cyclist of all abilities meaning this is a great day out for the family, a group of friends or work colleagues. Or why not make a weekend out of it and enjoy the famous nightlife and hospitalities that Kilkenny city has to offer.
All four routes will be leaving the Kilkenny Rugby Club, with the 160km & 120km participants leaving together at 9 am and the 70km participants leaving at 11 am. The family 20km will leave at 11:30 am. Sign-on (which is obligatory, even for those who registered online) is opened at the Kilkenny Rugby Club from 7 pm to 9 pm on the night before the cycle (Friday evening, 5th August 2017) and on the morning of the cycle – from 7:30 am to 8:40am for 160km & 120km participants and until 10:45am for 70km & 20km participants.
Tour de Kilkenny is also on just 3 weeks before the (slightly!) more famous Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford, making it ideal preparation for those of you thinking of participating in this.
HOW TO ENTER
You can register before the event Friday evening (7-9pm) or Saturday morning (7.30 – 8.40am & until 10.45am for 70km / 20km routes). All registrations take place in the Kilkenny Rugby Club on the Waterford Road in Kilkenny City.
For the 160km and 120km route, our online registration fee is €25 THIS and €20 for the 70 km EARLY BIRD OFFER ONLY !!! (please note that the early bird offer will end on the 10th of July) and includes CI licence levy and transaction charges.
On-the-day registration is also available, €35 for 160km & 110km route.
€25 for the 70km.
€20 for the 20km family (2 adults 2 children) or €10 for individual entry.
Only a limited number, if any, of goody bags, will be available to those registering on the day.
While there is no Cycling Ireland one-day licence surcharge, we would ask those with a CI licence to bring them so our cost can be kept down and we can raise even more money for our charities.
This year’s special edition tour de Kilkenny t-shirt is available online with your registration at a great price of €10 these will be limited for on the day.
Cycling Ireland Rules and Guidelines
Tour de Kilkenny is being promoted by Marble City Cyclers under the auspices of Cycling Ireland and all entrants must adhere to the following guidelines from their Safety Code:
- Have a bicycle that is in good working order
- Wear a hard shell cycling helmet
- Be mindful of the need to act in a manner that takes account of their own safety and the safety of others
- For safety reasons, no ‘tri-bars’ allowed at this event
- Ensure their fitness level is appropriate to the route chosen
- Ensure their nutritional requirements can be met
- “Sign –on” for the event (regardless if registering online or ‘on-the-day’)
- Be aware that marshals are not empowered to stop traffic
Last Minute Bike Maintenance
The Bikedoctor will be available on the morning before the Tour de Kilkenny start in case anyone needs any last minute repairs or needs any supplies. Or have a mechanical assistance out on the road on the day and will try and help anyone who is unlucky enough to have any mechanical issues.