Tear Through East Clare cycle on Saturday

Tear Through East Clare cycle on Saturday


The fourth annual Tear Through East Clare cycle will take place tomorrow (Saturday).

The event will provide a choice of 3 routes: 100km, 50km and a 10km family cycle.

All routes will start and finish at the Kilkishen Cultural Centre where we will have a special guest appearance by Davy Fitzgerald.

Following on from the feedback after last year’s cycle, we have revised the 100km route to remove some of the troublesome climbs. The 100K route leaves Kilkishen at 10am, travelling towards Kilmurry before turning onto the Quin Road, then onto Fenloe and into Sixmilebridge.

From Sixmilebridge, the cycle continues on to Broadford, Bodyke, Scariff and onto Mountshannon for a food stop.  . From Mountshannon, the cycle continues over the Middleline Road, back into Scariff and onto Feakle, Glendree and on to Tulla before returning to Kilkishen.

There is also a new route for the 50km cycle which starts at 9.30am.  route turns left leaving Kilkishen via Pollugh to Foxes Cross, then left again to Broadford.  From Broadford, the route continues to Bodyke where there will be a water stop and returns via Tulla and Cragganowen.

The 10K cycle will begin at 10.30. The cost is €15 per family. Adult is €10 & Child is €3.

Detailed maps of all routes and online registration are available on www.kilkishen.com and people can also stay up to date on developments in the countdown to this year’s event by following our “Tear Through East Clare” Facebook page.

The cycle is organised by Kilkishen Development and funds raised from this cycle will support the fundraising efforts for the Kilkishen Cultural Centre and the Clare Crusaders Clinic in Barefield.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.