North Tipperary Wheelers are delighted to announce 2023 Tour De Lough Derg. This year’s event will take place on Sunday the 14th of May from Larkin’s in Garrykennedy and the chosen charity partner is for the North Tipperary Hospice.
There will be three groups departing from Garrykennedy with group 1 departing at 9.00 am to travel clockwise around the lake and group 2 will follow at 9.15. This year’s route departs the picturesque lakeside village heading for the hills of Portroe before descending into Ballina, crossing the river Shannon at Ballina and rolling along the lakeshore past Twomilegate, up Ogonnelloe, Tuamgraney and along by Scarrif and Mountshannon.
Riders will have a short comfort stop in Whitegate before heading on to Gorteeny and through Portumna, from where they will head for Carrigahorig before 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 assent to Newtown and Portroe where they will turn right back down to the lakeside village of Garrykennedy for a warm welcome and some refreshments. In all the riders will have completed a little over 120 km and 700 metres of climbing. The club extend their invite to all cycling enthusiasts to take part and registration is available on www.northtipperarywheelers.ie and costs only €30 for Cycling Ireland Members and €35 for non members. The event is open to all cyclists including e-bikes.
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 cyclist’s as they pass. Anyone wishing to take part, assist on the day or requiring further information is encouraged to contact the club through its website or any cub member.