Leap On Your Bike – Annascaul, Co. Kerry to Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Sat 8th – Sun 9th September 2018.
Any queries phone 01 629 5843
Who is the money being raised for?
All funds raised will be split between our nominated charities.
What route will be taken?
The cycle starts at 9.30am on Saturday 22nd July in the picturesque village of Annascaul in Co Kerry. From there we tackle our only real climb of the trip, Gleann-na-nGealt before heading to Tralee, our first stop. We then head north to Listowel for another stop, before turning east to Foynes. Then a last little spin across Limerick city to our overnight stop in the University of Limerick.
On the second day we leave UL and head for Nenagh then Roscrea, Portlaoise, Newbridge, Naas, Kill, Straffan, Celbridge before heading back to Leixlip for a well deserved BBQ.
Covering 150km on the first day and 180km on the second day, we’ll cover 330km in total.
How do I get to Kerry?
A bus will leave Leixlip on the Friday afternoon to bring everyone and their luggage to the overnight accommodation in Kerry. The bikes will also be transported down for the start in Annascaul. All transport costs from Leixlip to Kerry and back will be included in the registration fee.
What about accommodation?
All accommodation is included in the cost, as will meals on Saturday and Sunday and food stops over the course of the cycle.
What’s included in the registration fee?
All accommodation, food on Saturday and Sunday and a specially designed jersey.
Will there be a pace car / marshals?
Yes we have a pace car and Yes we have marshals.
How much sponsorship money do I have to raise?
€100 registration fee and raise €100 through sponsorship.
Can I raise funds for the cycle?
If you wish to raise money for Leap on your bike, our mycharity.ie is now live! Alternatively sponsorship cards will be available from the Salmon Leap pub and local businesses in Leixlip will have fundraising pink welly boots in store.
Are there any age restrictions?
Yes you must be over 18
What sort of bike and gear do I need?
You must have a bike that has been properly serviced before the cycle
Helmets and cycling shorts are compulsory.
What about punctures/repairs along the route?
Stagg Cycles, Lucan will provide a service facility along the route.
What about overnight bags and gear during the cycle itself?
There will be support vehicles throughout the cycle route which can store cyclists’ possessions
Do I need to train?
Yes, training and preparing for the cycle is advised.
Do I need insurance?
All cyclists will be insured and a medical team will be on standby at all times.