Summerhill GFC are delighted to present our 4th Annual Meath and Kildare Cycle Tour (Sponsored By Jordan’s Londis Summerhill ), taking place on Sunday the 7th July at 9AM. We have three different routes to cater for elite athletes, keen cyclists and families. The cycle start and finishes at Summerhill GFC grounds in Co. Meath. The routes are 90km, 50km and 15km. Refreshments provided on the day for everyone taking part. This event will act as a fundraiser for the club. We will also be making a donation to the AsIAm.ie Autism charity who provide great support to the Autism community in Ireland.
The event starts and finishes at Summerhill GAA grounds and takes in wonderful views of the Meath and Kildare country side on what promises to be a great day for all. The routes are mostly over gently undulating country roads with a few steeper inclines like Newtown Hill in Kildare and the Hill of Tara in Meath.
Come and join us on Sunday the 7th July and enjoy the wonderful scenic routes that the Meath and Kildare countryside has to offer.
- Registration begins at 8am
- Start time 9am
- Food for all cyclists Before & After the event
- Well Marshaled
- Breakdown Assistance, Bike Mechanic
- Showers Facilities
- First Aid & Ambulance On Standby
- Ideal for your Sunday Morning Spin
- Supports AsIAm Autism Charity
Organiser: Davy Dalton
Phone: 086 3904518 or 086 3801085
Click k Below to Register Online (** €5 discount for 50K and 90K if you register online**)
Routes & Prices.
Prices for the routes are shown in the table. Note there is a €5 discount for registering online for the 90km and 50km routes.
|Event||Route Maps on Strava||Price On The Day||Online Price|
|Individual: €10 Family: €20|
SPECIAL Deal For Club Cyclists: Club cyclist who wear there club colours €15 only…
The route starts at Summerhill and heads out by the Moy turns for Ferans Lock at Agher Cross. You then head south in to Kildare past Knockanally and the first test of the day at Newtown hill. Then it’s on to Ballagh Cross and past Donadea Forest Park to the main Kilcock Clane road where the route heads north again in through the town of Kilcock. The route then take the cyclists back through Garadice and back in to Summerhill Village and on to the clubhouse for some well-earned refreshments.
The 90km route is for those elite and enthusiastic cycle. This follows the same route as the 50Km cycle until you return to Summerhill where you turn for Dunboyne at the roundabout on the Kilcock road. The route heads out through Moynalvey and on to Dunsany. Past Dunsany the route turns left to take on the “Hill of Tara”. After the hill the route heads for Kilmessen and on to Bective. Turning left in Bective the route take you back to Laracor on the Trim Summerhill road via Scurlogstown. At Laracor it’s on to Breemount hill and back to Summerhill village and on to the clubhouse.
Cyclists on the 90km can return to the clubhouse for refreshments at the 50km point that takes you back to Summerhill before continuing on if they wish.
The 15km is an ideal route for the leisure cyclist and for all younger cyclists or families. The route starts at Summerhill and heads out to Rathmolyon village where the route turns left towards Baconstown. Then it’s back through Agher Cross and on to the Moy and back into the village.