Entry has now opened for the third annual Étape Connemara. This is a 150km chip timed cycling sportive on open roads in stunning Connemara, West of Ireland, and will take place on Sunday 16th August 2015.
Challenge yourself, or make it a club challenge. The Étape Connemara is a fun sportive with a competitive edge.
You are against the clock to complete the challenging 150km route through Connemara, and your finishing time becomes your target to beat the following year. It is also a great opportunity to test you and your club members that you ride with regularly. You can all work together and push yourselves without the pressure of an official race, but you still get an official time! The event is proving to be a popular challenge for riders from all over the country and even overseas.
IT’S ALL FOR CHARITY
The event is organised by Croí, the heart & stroke charity, with all proceeds going back to support the fight against heart disease and stroke in the West. Croí have over 18 years experience in delivering the Annual Lough Corrib Cycle which attracts over 900 participants each year. The charity is totally funded by its own fundraising initiatives and over the years, the charity has raised over €14 million to reduce the impact of Cardiovascular Disease on families in the west of Ireland.