SRAC Atlantic Challenge
March 30 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM€35
WHAT IS THE ATLANTIC CHALLENGE CYCLE?
The SRAC Atlantic Challenge is Ireland’s most popular cycle. It is an opportunity to cycle the most scenic routes along the Wild Atlantic Way with legend guest cyclists.
In 2018, over 3,000 cyclists from around the world cycled with legend cyclists Sean Kelly, Phil Anderson and Malcolm Elliott. Previous guests included Stephen Roche, Magnus Backstedt and Maurizio Fondriest
In 2019, the SRAC moves to the Dingle Pensinulla, described by National Geographic as the most beautiful place in the world. The cycle starts and finishes in Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland and travels along the Wild Atlantic Way coastline to Dingle, over the famous Conor Pass and Slea Head. This cycle has it all.
The last event sold out within 2 weeks, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.
HOW MUCH IS THE EVENT TO ENTER?
Entry Fee is €35 with a Cycling Ireland or UCI Licence.
There is an additional €5 for a Day Licence if you do not have a Cycling Ireland Licence. A day licence is required if you do not have a Cycling Ireland or a UCI cycling licence. The €5 goes directly to Cycling Ireland. Please note: Triathlon Ireland Licences are not valid and must purchase a day licence.
IS THERE AN EVENT JERSEY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE?
Yes, the SRAC Atlantic Challenge event jersey cost €35 as an option to purchase.
ARE THERE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER?
Due to the challenging nature of the route a high level of fitness is required. If you have not participated in a physical activity for some time please consult your GP before embarking on a training programme for this event
All participants must be aged 16 or over on the day of the cycle.
All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Each participant, upon registration agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of riding the route.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE EVENT?
HELMET – All participants must wear a safety approved cycle helmet at all times when cycling. Anyone without a helmet will not be able to participate and is considered not to be a part of the cycle.
WATERBOTTLE & ENERGY SNACKS – Refreshments will be provided en-route and at the finish area but participants are advised to carry their own extra food and drinks.
MOBILE PHONE WITH CREDIT – Participants may not use a mobile phone while cycling. You must stop at the side of the road if you need to make or receive a call.
EMERGENCY MONEY & ID
WIND / RAINPROOF TOP – Cyclists must be aware that weather conditions in this area can change and you should bring appropriate clothing to keep warm in any adverse weather.
PUMP & SPARE TUBES – Participants are advised to carry a pump and spare tubes and/or a puncture repair kit.
All bicycles should be in a well-maintained, road-worthy condition. No Tri Bars allowed on bikes.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
Unfortunately, as this is a charity cycle, please note that entry fees and jersey purchases are not refundable under any circumstances.
DO I HAVE TO BRING MY PRINTED TICKET TO THE EVENT?
Yes, please bring a copy of the ticket or use the ticketless option by adding to wallet app on your phone
IS MY REGISTRATION TRANSFERABLE?
NO. It is not possible to transfer your registration.
You may NOT ride under someone else’s registration under any circumstances.
CAN I REGISTER ON THE DAY?
NO. This event sold out in 2 weeks in 2017. There is no registration available on the day.
ARE THERE SHOWERS AVAILABLE AFTER THE EVENT?
YES – showers are available at the Hotel HQ.
IS THERE FIRST AID?
YES – Ambulances and mobile paramedics will be available all day, should anyone require medical assistance it will be administered in the fastest possible timeframe. Please call the emergency contact number provided on the day for medical emergencies.
There are lots of Hotels & B&B’s in located in Tralee.
There is loads on parking at the Rose Hotel and public car parks in Tralee.
WHAT IS THE NEAREST AIRPORT?
Kerry Airport is the nearest International Airport, while Cork Airport & Shannon Airport are international airports served by Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways as well as numerous other European and USA airlines.
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