Tear Through East Clare 2017

Tear Through East Clare Cycle 2017 posterFollowing the success of the Tear Through East Clare cycle over the past two years, it returns bigger and better this year.  This year’s event will take place on Saturday September 16th and will offer a choice of four routes.

Following public demand, this year sees the introduction of a longer 140km route.  There are also 100km and 40km routes plus a family fun 10K cycle.  All routes will start and finish at the Kilkishen Cultural Centre.


Registration will be open in the Cultural Centre on Saturday morning from 8.30am for anyone who has not registered online. 

If  you are a Cycling Ireland Member, please have your membership number with you to avail of the lower rate. 

Note – only cash & cheque payments can be accepted on the morning. 

The registration form is available to download here, if you would like to download it and have it completed in advance and speed up registration on the morning.

The 140km route goes via Sixmilebridge, Cratloe over Gallows Hill, Broadford, Bodyke, Scarriff and into Mountshannon for a food stop.  From Mountshannon the cycle continues in the Whitegate direction & on towards Woodford, then back to Lough Atorick, Flagmount, Caher, Tulla and back to Kilkishen. Click here for detailed map

The 100km route goes via Sixmilebridge, Cooleycasey, Broadford, Bodyke, Scarriff and into Mountshannon for a food stop. From Mountshannon, the cycle continues over the Middleline Road across to Caher and on to Tulla before returning to Kilkishen. Click here for detailed map

The 40km 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.  Click here for detailed map

The 10K route is here.  The 10K cycle will begin at 11.30. The cost is €15 per family.  Adult is €10 & Child is €3.

Stay up to date on developments as we countdown to this year’s event by following our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/TearThroughEastClare/

Funds raised from this cycle will support the fundraising efforts for the Kilkishen Cultural Centre.  The centre was part-funded by the LEADER programme, through the National Development Plan and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.  However, a debt of €21,000 remains and the committee are currently working to reduce this.