Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with cycling specialists Ride Wild, has released a new exciting video taken during this year’s Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sport to launch the 2018 Wild
Atlantic Way Cycle Sportifs, the first of which will begin in April 2018. The Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif is Ireland’s only fully supported, multi–stage cycling event and will take place twice next year: in April (20th April – 8th May) and September (8-26th). The video showcases the stunning landscape and challenging terrain that cyclists will experience over the 2,152km route beginning in Kinsale, Co. Cork, and ending in Muff on Co. Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula.
Fiona Monaghan Head of Wild Atlantic Way at Fáilte Ireland said that upwards of 300 cyclists will hit the road on the first day of next April’s Cycle Sportif, adding:
“The Cycle Sportif is a Fáilte Ireland initiative that was created to help promote the Wild Atlantic Way as a cycling destination of choice both internationally and domestically. We want to attract visitors along the full length of the route during spring and autumn to generate visitor activity during those periods – tourism’s ‘shoulder’ periods – as part of our overall strategy to help businesses stay open longer and beyond the summer season. The interest in the event is building and we have already taken a number of Full Tour registrations from Australia, the UK, the US and Canada as well, of course, from here at home.”
Fiona Monaghan added that participants in the Sportif will have the choice of covering the full distance (2,000 km) over 20 days; completing 4 days stages or joining the sportif for a single stage along the route.
For those looking for further information, they can visit website: www.wildatlanticwaycyclesportif.ie.”