Beara Charity Cycle 2016 has been announced for the 16th of July. What makes the Beara Charity Cycle so great is that it is organised fully by volunteers and is a non profit event, all of the money made by the participants paying their 50€ to take part goes to four local charities.
This is the sixth year that the event is being held and over the years this event has succeeded in raising 65000€ for local charities. The participants always have a great time and the routes are spectacular.
Watch a short video here of route two which shows some of the spectacular scenery.
Beara Charity Cycle 2016
Route one goes from Castletownbere around the Healy pass going up the North side and back to town. It is 51 KM.
Route two goes from Castletownbere West to Allihies back towards Eyeries and Lauragh over the Healey Pass and back to town. It is 81.3 KM.
Route three, is a combination of the route two followed by route one and arrives at 136.3 KM.
Check out the website of Beara Charity Cycle for more details, and please sign up for this prestige event.
Beara Charity Cycle July 2015. The Beara Charity Cycle has had a change of circuit and a change of date. The new circuit allows for people to see the old Beara Road from Eyeries around the coast to Ardgroom. The date change is due to the clash with the Kenmare cycle weekend.
watch a new updated video including the new loop around the Ring of Beara from Eyeries to Ardgroom
Beara Charity Cycle July 2015
The new circuit is basically two loops, the first loop is the longest at 69 KM and goes from Castletownbere to Allihies and on to Urhan and Eyeries. From there the Ring of Beara is followed along the coastal road towards Kilcatherine and on to Ardgroom. Then back to Town which makes for a circuit of 69 KM.
Back in town for a cup of tea and then the loop from town to Adrigole over the Healey Pass into Lauragh and back via the Festival of Eyeries. It is great to be able to stop in Eyeries for some refreshments and support their village festival. The second circuit is 53KM. So total is 122KM these distances are approximates.