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The Chain Gang CC are organising a set of 6 mentored cycles starting from Sunday March 5th 2017.

Welcome to the Chain Gang mentoring page.

Since the formation of the club we have aspired to run a mentoring programme each spring.


The format of the programme is aimed at gradual increase in distance and with that confidence for the cyclist. The routes will move from a modest 20 km culminating in a 55 km cycle to Listowel on the final day.


The club aims are to have the cyclists confident and proficient in cycling on roads in a group manner (two abreast).

By the end of the programme you will be ready to cycle as part of the Chain Gang mainstream within the various groups eg. 22 Group. Many cyclists use this as a platform to ready themselves for sportive such as the Ring of Beara and Ring of Kerry.


  • Bicycle. Preferably a road bike, but starting off a City type bicycle is acceptable.
  • Cycling gear. Helmet, sports clothing, sports or cycling shoes, water bottle, snack, mini pump, spare inner tube and tools and a water proof jacket.
  • Money. All our spins involve the mandatory coffee stop. So enough money to cover a coffee and scone.
  • Membership. Although we offer 2 free cycles to new comers, it is advised to join the club and Cycling Ireland asap. as this covers insurance and all the benefits of CI membership. Cost is €50. Membership form.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Chain Gang and please feel free to message or contact us for any queries you many have. Contact

Chain Gang members on Loophead, Co. Clare

These are the anticipated routes:

Week 1 – March 5th 2017

Meeting Point: Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. 9:00 am


  • Helmet and clothing briefing
  • The Bicycle M Check
  • Riding as a group
  • Coffee break
  • Bike Handling Drills
  • Short spin

Week 2 -March 12th 2017

2. Tralee – O’Riada’s Bar, Ballymac – Tralee

Distance – 20km               Height gain – 92m

Week 3 -March 19th 2017

3. Tralee – O’Riada’s Bar, Ballymac – Gortalea – Tralee

Distance – 25km                                        Height gain – 114m

 Week 4 -March 26th 2017

4. Tralee – Fenit – Ardfert – Tralee

Distance – 35km                                   Height gain – 220m

Week 5 – April 2nd 2017

5. Tralee – Farranfore – Firies – Tralee

Distance – 45km                Height gain – 235m

Week 6 – April 9th 2017

6. Tralee -Listowel – Finuge –  Abbeydorney  – Tralee

Distance – 55km                                         Height gain – 377m