Cycling in Southern Ireland
Cycling retains a strong following in Ireland. There are many regional clubs throughout the country and many competitions are organized regularly, the largest non-professional one being the Rás. The main governing body is Cycling Ireland which is responsible for cycling throughout the island.
Dublin Cycling Campaign is an independent, voluntary group lobbying local and national government to bring about improved conditions for cyclists and greater recognition of the benefits of cycling. They were instrumental in getting the 30km/h speed limit put in place in Dublin and have been very supportive of the introduction of the Dublin Bikes.
Kerry Crusaders CC was formed in 2012 and is based in north Kerry with over 60 members at present. They are a leisure cycling club who participate in numerous sportives and charity cycles throughout the year. For our own sportive the “Scenic Challenge”, this year they had international charity “Orbis” as their benefactor.
West Ireland Cycling’s office is located in the heart of Galway City, the Gateway to the West. We specialize in cycling tours & bike hire in Connemara, the Burren and the Aran Islands. These regions are some of the most beautiful in the world.West Ireland Cycling provides exceptional service in a relaxed, no hassle atmosphere.