The Great Dublin Bike Ride which takes place on Sunday 24th September 2017, offers entrants two unique scenic routes; a 60km route for those looking for a slightly less strenuous day in the saddle and a challenging 100km route for experienced riders.
Up to 6,000 riders will set out from Smithfield in Dublin to take part in the third edition of the ride which will be a flagship event in Ireland for the European Week of Sport (23-30 September) and welcomes cyclists of all abilities to take part.
Both routes start in Smithfield in Dublin City Centre and head off along the quays. The event gives entrants the rare opportunity to cycle through the city centre through marshalled junctions.
Riders will then travel along the coast past Clontarf and Kilbarrack before turning north at Sutton. The picturesque coastal route continues to Portmarnock and Malahide before riders head inland to Swords.
After Swords, entrants on the 100-kilometre route will head north to Ballyboughal and Naul where the climbing starts. The route crosses into Meath before turning south towards Garristown and Ratoath.
Riders on the 60-kilometre route meanwhile will head in the direction of St. Margaret’s and Ballycoolin after Swords, before passing through the National Sports Campus. The 100-kilometre riders will have rejoined this route by this stage and all riders will return to Smithfield via Cabra.
All entrants will receive a sporting Great Dublin Bike Ride tech top, medal and goodie bag and registration is now open at www.greatdublinbikeride.ie.