West Clare Challenge
A Cycling Ireland Event

Join us on the 18th of June 2022 for the West Clare Challenge Charity Cycle! Cycling in the beautiful West of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. This will be an unmatched experience that will be sure to thrill any cyclist.

About The Event

West Clare Charity Cycle

This is a Fully sanctioned Cycling Ireland Event.

On the 18th of June, join us at our starting point at 8.30am in Kilrush, Co. Clare for the West Clare Challenge Charity Cycle! Suitable for all levels: riders have the choice to cycle a 90km or 160km route along the Loop Head peninsula, raising money for four local charities. Our 90km route is e-bike friendly.

Riders will cycle the Atlantic coastline to the most westerly point of County Clare, where views of seabirds, seals and dolphins meets breathtaking views as far as Dingle and Connemara. Riders will also pass Loop Head Lighthouse, an iconic Clare landmark. A rewarding challenge, not to be missed!

Charity Cycle Loop Head West Clare
Routes for all abilities

Event Routes

This is a fully sanctioned Cycling Ireland Event with two routes to choose from 90km and 160km. The starting point of both routes is L&L Cycles Place de Plouzane, Kilrush, V15 F407 at 8.30am. Enjoy the comradery and energetic environment as you join hundreds of biking enthusiasts riding along the Wild Atlantic Way.

90km Route

Suitable for all levels, this route is E-Bike friendly and takes in beautiful views of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Preview the route in Strava using the link below.
Entry €50 plus booking charge.

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160km Route

A more challenging distance which takes you along the Loop Head peninsula.
Preview the route in Strava using the link below.
Entry €50 plus booking charge.

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Our amazing local causes

Supporting Charities in Co. Clare

We are very proud of our community and we are delighted to be able to support four local Charities that do amazing work for the people of Clare. All funds raised will be donated to Down Syndrome Clare, Happy Feet Happy Minds, The Lighthouse Project and West Clare Cancer Centre.


Down Syndrome Clare

Down Syndrome Clare is run on a voluntary basis. They are dedicated to enabling people with Down syndrome to live life to the fullest.

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The Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Projects promotes positive mental health and wellbeing within the community of West Clare through a range of activities.

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Happy Feet Happy Minds

Happy Feet Happy Minds provides mental health support services for young adults through educational programmes and counselling.

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West Clare Cancer Centre

West Clare Cancer Centre offers cancer care services, including counselling, transport for treatment and therapies to cancer patients.

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We need you! We are looking for volunteers to help run this event, as we welcome visitors from all over Ireland to our beautiful community.

The 3 main categories for volunteers are; road marshals, food stops & registration. A pre-event briefing takes place on the day of the cycle. Have fun while helping to raise funds for charities in Clare.

If you would like to volunteer,
please get in touch


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Orgnaisers & Partners

West Clare Cycling Club
Cycling Ireland
Kfitt Gym Kilrush
L&L Cycles
Clare County Council
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