Emerald Isle 3100km+ Timed Bike Challenge and Bike Tour 2018July 14 - 28, 2018 View Map Organized by Atlantic Series Challenge
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Experience the full 3100km unique and breath taking coastline of Ireland by taking part in a physical and mentally demanding endurance cycling challenge.
Event details and schedule
This event is suited to the long distance cyclist and randonneur. It is a self - supported event.
The Emerald Isle 3100km (TEI) is an epic long-distance cycling event that encompasses the entire coast line of Ireland riders will experience 17 counties of both Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The event offers two distinct categories:
- Complete this event within time frames determined by the controls / checkpoints.
- Take part in a tour style event where by the distance must be covered within the allocated 15 days.
Progress of all participants will be available through live tracking during this event.
The route will consist of control points that must be reached within a time period and riders will need to obtain “proof of passage” from a variety of commercial and information controls along the way.
This event is scheduled for *14th – 28th July 2018.
TIMED BIKE EVENT OR BIKE TOUR
This event challenges the participant to either complete this event within time frames determined by the controls / checkpoints or to take part in a tour style event where by the distance must be covered within 15 days.
Timed Event: If a rider fails to reach a control/ checkpoint within a time frame they will revert to the tour type event and will no longer be in contention as a competitor in the timed event.
Bike Tour: Riders have a 15* to 17 day limit in which to complete a given event but may otherwise ride at their own pace (number of days is dependent on selection of start date during the registration process, * Tour riders may opt to select commencing the Bike Tour on Thursday 12th July 2017). Riders may ride alone or with other similarly paced riders.
Bike Tour Relay: Registration for Relay teams is available on the Bike Tour only. This is an ideal opportunity for three, four, five or six person teams to take part.
This event is designed to highlight the coastal points of interest along the 3100km route with competitors enjoying a unique tourist experience.
The noncompetitive nature of the bike tour event allows the participant’s sufficient time between segments to rest, event coordinators will suggest rest points however it will be at the discretion of the individual participants to schedule their rest stops for both sleep and food.
Registration fee includes a minimum of two rest stops and a bag drop at 1300km. Keep up to date on this event web site. (www.atlanticseries.ie)
This event will be open to various classifications of bikes encompassing elliptigos, tandems, tricycles, recumbents, road bikes etc. Rules of the road apply all participants must wear properly fitted and CE marked helmets.