Around 100 cyclists set off on Friday, 20 April to bike the Wild Atlantic Way as part of the bi-annual Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif. 

The race began in Kinsale, West Cork and will finish in Muff, Co Donegal on 8 May. The event hosted by Fáilte Ireland and Ride Wild includes 16 stages over the 18-day span, covering over 2,152 kilometres along the scenic route.

The Wild Atlantic Way Sportif
Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

In September 2017, the first Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif event took place. Organisers Fáilte Ireland and Ride Wild decided to launch a spring event after its initial success. With competitive and casual cycling growing rapidly in Ireland and the UK, the hope is that the event will draw cyclists to our shores to experience the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way coast.

Participants can choose the length of their journey, cycling the full 2,152 km over a set number of days, completing a stage of the event over a multi-day section of the route or completing a one day stage of the event. Overnight accommodation, meals and roadside support are all provided by Fáilte Ireland and the cycle tour company Ride Wild.

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