The Ring of North Kerry Cycle 2018 – The RoNK

We are pleased to announce that the 8th annual Ring of North Kerry Cycle (The RoNK) will take place on Saturday the 11th August and is hosted by the Finuge Freewheelers C.C.

For 2018 there will be two new routes of 120 kms and 70 kms and as always we are beginning at Finuge GAA grounds where free parking and shower facilities are available.

We are delighted to say we are back on the spectacular Kerry Head with the route taking us up the village side again.

Registration for the 2018 Ring of North Kerry Cycle will open shortly. The routes are as follows Short RoNK 70 Kms
Full RoNK 120 Kms Online Entry is €25 for all Cycling Ireland members and €30 for those taking out a one day license. Online entrants enter a draw for a number of great prizes. Entry on the day is €25 for Cycling Ireland Members and €30 for everyone else. Cyclists are required to present their licence on the day.

About the Ring of North Kerry Cycle

What is the RoNK?

Run annually every August, The RoNK started way back in 2011 and is now firmly established as one of the top cycling events in the calendar. The RoNK prides itself on its friendly welcome, challenging routes and the spectacular scenery of North Kerry. 2018 sees two new routes, the longer route bringing us back onto Kerry Head on The Wild Atlantic Way. The RoNK is a Cycling Ireland ratified event and features full medical and mechanical back up.

RoNK 2018 route information

Both routes take in Beal Hill while the longer route also takes in Kerry Head. The split for the two groups comes at Ballyduff as the longer route continues on the coast road while the shorter route heads through Ballyduff and home via Lixnaw. The longer route heads from Ballyduff on the coast road and down into Causeway. From there cyclists continue to Kilmoyley and on to Ballyheigue, Kerry Head and home to Finuge via Causeway and Lixnaw. There are two foodstops for cyclists at Ballybunion and Ballyheigue and full medical and mechanical back will be provided on the day. T&T Fitness Systems have very kindly sponsored an exercise bike worth €1000 as a prize for one lucky cyclist.

At 70km this years shorter route won't tax you too much! Details can be found here Ring of North Kerry Cycle 2017 80km short route could be the perfect choice for you!

If your up for more of a challenge then our new longer 120km route may be just what you're looking for!

SHORT ROUTE 2018 - 80km

RoNK 2017 Short Route Map

Route details: Ring of North Kerry Cycle 2017 70km short route Perfect for a familly day out!

LONG ROUTE 2017 - 115km

RoNK 2018 Long route Map

Route Details:120km Ronk Cycle 2018 Long route Perfect for those looking for more of a challenge!


registration on the day

Online entry - €20 with Cycling Ireland membership / €25 without membership for those taking out a one day license.

All online registrations will be entered into the draw for one of several prizes including one4all gift cards.

On the morning €20 with Cycling Ireland membership/ €25 without membership for those taking out a one day license. Sorry folks, on the day registrations won't be entered into the prize draw!

Please remember to bring your Cycling Ireland license on the day.


safety on the day

ALL participants must be registered (register online HERE! ) and have a Cycling Ireland license to take part.

• The official start times are 09.30 (115 kms RoNK) and 09.35 (80 kms RoNK). Any cyclists heading off before this will not be able to access services until the regular times.

• Helmets are compulsory for all participants. No helmet no ride.

• Earphones etc are not allowed.

• The event organisers reserve the right to alter the routes if necessary.

• The event organisers are not liable for any medical or mechanical costs incurred by participants. Cycling Ireland insurance will cover all registered participants on the day.

• The event organisers consider any breach of the rules of the road to be a serious matter which may result in ejection from the event.

• We are a “leave no trace” event. Cyclists are expected to dispose of any waste material appropriately.

• Please ensure your bike is in excellent condition.

• We will provide full medical and basic mechanical back up on the route.

• Participants photographic images may be used afterwards and for future event promotion.

• Road marshals are there for everyone’s safety. Please respect them and obey their instructions.

All online registrations will be entered into a draw for a series of prizes including One4All Gift Cards

Check out the details of our supporters and helpful tips from last years event here Ring of North Kerry Cycle 2017 Archive or the previous year's here Ring of North Kerry Cycle 2016 Archive & Ring of North Kerry Cycle 2015 Archive

This event is promoted by Finuge Freewheelers C.C. in conjunction with Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue Service and Finuge GAA club and supported by Kerry’s Eye and Kerry County Council.