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Welcome to The Chain Gang Cycling Club.

A friendly group

If you are just starting out with cycling or you just want to join the group as an experienced cyclist – we are happy to welcome you.

Routes for everyone

From 50kms to 100kms – we have routes for all levels of comfort and experience.  Joining our club means you have someone to cycle with!  From small groups to larger groups, there is something to suit everyone.

Club Mentoring

“No one gets left behind”, so if you are looking to get active through cycling, this is an ideal time to come out and meet a group of like-minded people.  We have a six week program that will help prepare you for club spins.

1 – 3 Star Spins

To cater for everyone’s ability, we’ve devised a 1 – 2 – 3 star spins.  These start with easy to manage cycles, right up to challenging where you can advance to group spins!


John F Kennedy

Shut Up, legs!

Jens Voight

Riding a bicycle is the closest you can get to flying

Robin Williams

Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades

Eddy Merckx

Something for everyone

The Chain Gang is a group of like-minded people with a shared love of cycling and an appetite for road.

We Mentor!

The cycling programme is aimed at the beginner cyclist and will accommodate everyone over 16.


We’ve developed a range of routes throughout Kerry, from North, South, East & West Kerry!

Safety First

On this site, you can access a range of safety tips, videos & feel free to ask any of the chain gang about suitable attire for taking to the road.


We keep a calendar on this website so you can keep a check on upcoming events.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more info.

Do I need cycling kit?

We offer a Chain Gang Cycling Club kit if you wish to purchase, but the most important part of any cyclists kit is a solid and well fitting helmet.

Front(L-R): Declan O’Hara, Manging Director, McElligotts. Ronan Flood, Managing Director, Kia Ireland. Back (L-R): Colin Swan, Head of Sales, Kia Ireland. Darren Byrne, Aftersales Regional Manager, Kia Ireland, Patrick McElligott, Director, McElligotts. David Murphy, Head of Aftersales, Kia Ireland. Adam Fogarty, Head of Network Development, Kia Ireland.

February 23rd 2023:  McElligotts Tralee Ltd. based on the Listowel Road have been awarded the inaugural Kia European Dealer of the Year award for 2023. This prestigious award was given exclusively to the best Kia dealers across Europe, as part of Kia’s distinctive global dealer excellence recognition programme. Dealers are recognised for the previous year’s performance in delivering outstanding standards, customer service, customer facilities, staff training and development, sales performance and local market share. McElligotts of Tralee were among just 28 European recipients from 1,640 dealerships and the sole Irish representative to receive the accreditation.

Speaking about the award, Declan O’Hara, Manging Director of McElligotts commented “McElligotts have been in business in Kerry since 1870 thanks to our customer centric approach that is always supported by great staff.  This award is testament to the entire team and I would like to thank everyone here at McElligotts for their hard work and dedication to our customers.“Ronan Flood, Managing Director at Kia Ireland added “This new award from Kia recognises outstanding achievement is all areas of business and not just sales. To win this award, a dealer must also be successful in aftersales, customer satisfaction and dealer standards. Declan, Patrick and all the team at McElligotts have worked extremely hard to achieve this award and are fully deserving of this recognition. We congratulate all the team in Tralee for their contribution in achieving this award.”

Kia finished 2022 as Irelands fourth best-selling car brand and offer nine models including Picanto, Rio, Stonic, Ceed, XCeed, Niro, Sportage, Sorento and EV6, which was voted Irish and European car of the year in 2022 also.  For more on see and

Main Sponsor/Kit Sponsor

McElligott’s Garage, Oak Park Tralee

Main Sponsor/Kit Sponsor

Telecom Group

Club Sponsor/Kit Sponsor

Meadowlands Hotel, Oak Park Tralee