RONK CYCLE 2017
We are pleased to announce that the 7th annual Ring of North Kerry Cycle (the RoNK) will take place on the 12th August and is hosted by the Finuge Freewheelers C.C. and is by promoted again by Finuge Freewheelers C.C. For 2017 there will be two new routes of 115 kms and 80 kms, as always we are begining 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 for the first time. This year Cyclists will leave in two groups depending on their route the have decided to take but have the opportunity to meet up again once the two routes come back together.
Registration and routes details for the 2017 Ring of North Kerry Cycle can be found below! Just remember that Cycling Ireland Members must provide their licence number online and bring their licence on the day.
About the Ring of North Kerry Cycle
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 it's friendly welcome, challenging routes and the spectacular scenery of the Ring of North Kerry. 2017 sees two new routes, the longer route bringing us back onto the Kerry head overlooking the Wild Atlantic Ocean with fantasic hill sections. The RoNK is a Cycling Ireland ratified event and features full medical and mechanical back up.
This years shorter 80 kms route will begin at 09.35 with the participating cyclists making their way through Lixnaw before connecting with the main route at Ahabeg Cross. The short route splits away after the food stop at Spa N.S. making a right turn up to Churchill. All cyclists will then continue to Ardfert and Ballyheigue with the short route bypassing the Kerry Head leg and bringing cyclists directly to Causeway after which they rejoin the long route for the final leg home, so if you're looking for a nice cycle route that you can take at your own pace then the Ring of North Kerry Cycle 2017 80km short route could be the perfect choice for you!
The feed station at Spa N.S. is the main food stop and covers cyclists from both routes as well as providing lovely views over Tralee Bay.
Cyclists on this years 115km long route will cycle from Finuge to Lisselton before heading through Ballyduff and Abbeydorney. After Abbeydorney we hit the first climb of the day at Listellick before reaching the outskirts of Tralee. Riding out of Tralee we take in the splendid scenery of Tralee Bay before arriving at the food station at Spa N.S.. From this point cyclists will continue along the main route through Fenit, Barrow, Ardfert, Ballyheigue, around Kerry Head and down Farran Hill into Causeway. After Causeway we have the flat, fast roads to Lixnaw and onto Finuge. Cyclists on the long route will leave at 09.30 sharp. 115km Ronk Cycle 2017 Long route should still be ideal for you!
This year we have several prizes to give away including One4All gift cards in a prize draw for all online registrations! Here! Sorry folks, but this is an online prize only so get clicking to be in with a chance of winning!
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.
EVENT RULES & SAFETY
Check out the details of our supporters and helpful tips from last years event here Ring of North Kerry Cycle 2016 Archive or the previous year here 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.
RoNK 2017 JERSEY
We will have exclusive RoNK cycling Jerseys available on sale at the RoNK 2017. They will be available in a variety of sizes for €25 each