It is with great pleasure that we welcome everyone, competitors, our sponsors: Mannion Bike Hire, Conn O’Mara, Roundstone House Hotel, Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society, The Candle Store, Connemara Spinning, Clifden Service Station – Topaz, Faherty Wholesale, Kylemore Service Station, Kavanaghs Supervalu Clifden & Marrey Bikes.
The Twelve Bens Club was only set up in March 2017 and has been a huge success. But a club like ours and the events we run would not be as successful without a number of people giving up their free time. These people provide support cars, lead cars, neutral service cars, time keepers, officials & marshals – without this team of people the races would not be held. We would like to thank An Garda Siochana & Civil Defence for their assistance along the entire route of the event, for their help with traffic management & first aid respectively.
We welcome spectators to view the event and there are many places along the route that the cyclists can be viewed from, we just ask that spectators be aware of their own safety.
Of course, there would be no event without the participants. We would like to thank you all for entering our inaugural sportive & wish you the very best of luck & a safe cycle.
Jon James Flaherty
Saturday 8th September
08:00am:Registration opens Station House Hotel
09:30am: 125km start
10:00am: 85km start
Please leave plenty of time to get to the event sign-on as there will be a lot of traffic.
There are is limited parking facilities at sign-on, so please park at other car parks in town & walk down. Nearest free car park is behind the AIB bank. We also ask you to car pool where possible.