Tour De Lough Derg returns

North Tipperary Wheelers in Nenagh are delighted to announce the return of their much celebrated Tour De Lough Derg after a two year enforced break.

This year’s event will take place on Sunday 15th May with the start at Larkin’s in Garrykennedy and the chosen charity partner is for the Ukranian refugees and particularly the local services being run for them from Loretto House in Kenyon Street, Nenagh.

There will be two groups departing from Garrykennedy with Group 1 leaving at 9am to travel clockwise around the lake and Group 2 will follow at 9.15am. 

This years route depats the picturesque lakeside village of Garrykennedy heading for the hills of Portroebefore descending into Ballina, crossing the River Shannon and rolling along the Clare lakeshore past Twomilegate, up Ongonnelloe, Tuamgraney and along by Scarrif and Mountshannon.
Riders will then have a comfort stop at Whitegate before heading on to Gorteeny and through Portumna, from where they will head for Carrigahorig, turning right and cycling through the lakeside villages of Terryglass, Ballinderry and Puckane. Then it’s on to Nenagh before heading out on the final ascent to Newtown and Portroe where they will turn right back down to the lakeside and Garrykennedy for a warm welcome and refreshments>
In all, the riders will have completed a little over 120km and 700m of climbing. The club extends their invite to all cycling enthusiasts to take part and registration is available on and costs just €30 for Cycling Ireland members and €40 for non-members. The event is open to all cyclists including those with e-bikes.
Group 1 will be limited to an average speed of just over 30kmph for the first quarter and again from the food stop in Whitegate until Terryglass when the pace may pick up a bit! Group 2 will be limited to an average speed of 26-28kmph for the entire circuit of the lake depending on conditions.
Chairman Liam Callaghan of NTW said the event is not just for cyclists and we welcome the support and encouragement of the local communities to come out and cheer on the riders as they pass.
Anyone wishing to take part, assist on the day or requiring further information is encouraged to contact the club through the website or any club member.