Pedal The Peaks – Pat Colgan Challenge  

Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club are delighted to announce that Sunday, 28th August 2022 will have the return of the Pat Colgan Pedal the Peaks Cycle Challenge.

With two routes to choose from, there is a distance suitable for cyclists of all abilities.

Vision Sport Ireland and Cycling Ireland are delighted to collaborate with Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club to facilitate as many tandem bikes as possible to participate in this inclusive non-competitive event.

All routes begin from Tullamore Harriers Athletic Grounds, Tullamore, Co. Offaly which is just 800 meter from Tullamore Train Station, close to a bus stop and has ample car parking available.

Sign on from 8am at Tullamore Harriers Athletic Grounds

Registration is €40 for Cycling Ireland members and €50 for non-Cycling Ireland members.

This includes:

  • Event Neck Buff
  • Food stops
  • Mechanics and support vehicles
  • Post event BBQ

100% of event proceeds go to Irish Kidney Association and Offaly Hospice.

Tandem Route options and start times 

50k – Begins at 9:30am – This is a flat route and takes in the picturesque village of Kinnity.

85k – Begins at 9:20am – This is a flat route and also takes in the picturesque village of Kinnity.

Event Registration 

  • One registration per Tandem Bike.
  • Registration should be completed by the stoker
  • All pilots must be a member of Cycling Ireland
  • Should you require a loan of a tandem bike and require a pilot for the event please contact Sean Poland prior to registration sean.visionsports@ncbi.ie 086 0129928
  • Vision Sports Ireland and Cycling Ireland will endeavour to support as many vision impaired cyclists as possible to take part however tandem bikes and pilots are limited.

When registering please click the Tandem Bike option.  Please note, the registration link is hosted by Cycling Ireland, if you have any problems please contact Sean Poland on 086 0129928.

Register for Pedal the Peaks

Route Descriptions 

50k Challenge 

The 50km Kinnitty Village cycle will leave Tullamore and cross to Killurin, up to Coolagh Cross, into Cadamstown and have a food stop in Kinnitty Community Centre. From there it will return the same way. The total elevation is 162m, and suitable for all.

85km Base of the Blooms

The 85km Base of the Blooms will follow a bigger loop, taking in the picturesque villages around the Slieve Bloom mountains and beautiful views of the midlands. Starting from Tullamore to Killeigh, Mountmellick, Rosenallis, Clonaslee and on into Kinnitty Village for the food stop and refreshments. From there it will continue the loop up onto Knock Hill and into Ballyboy village, into Mountbolus and then back into Tullamore. Still a relatively flat route of 302m, it is an ideal route for those who like a little distance, but not too much climbing!

For further details contact Sean Poland of Vision Sports Ireland via email sean.visionsports@ncbi.ie or on 086 0129928.

Pedal the Peaks promotional poster Background image includes photo of pilot and stoker cycling tandem bike

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