Terms and Conditions:


Each event will be opened by the LEAD CAR.

Participants who choose to begin their event ahead of the LEAD CAR must note that the route will not be OPEN. This means that there will be no marshals, no medical cover, no support vehicles, no food or water stops and critically will not be covered by the event Insurance.

All Participants must wear a hard shell crash helmet. Anyone without a helmet will not be able to participate. NO HELMET NO SPIN.

All participants are responsible for their own safety and all entrants participate at their own risk.

No ear phones to be worn by cyclists.

All participants must obey the rules of the road at all times and be aware and respectful of other road users. This event will be run on open roads. Participants must obey the instructions of the Gardaí, the Irish Red Cross and event marshals at all times.

Due to the challenging nature of the event a high level of fitness is required for the Beara 160k and to a lesser extent the Beara 85k. If you have not participated in physical activity for some time please consult your GP before embarking on training or participating in this event.

In the event of a participant not reaching a certain marker within adequate time, particularly on the Beara 160k, the organisers reserve the right to move participants to an alternate event route. This measure is being taken due to health and safety concerns and out of consideration for event volunteers.

All bicycles should be in a well-maintained and road-worthy condition. Participants are advised to carry a pump, spare tubes etc.

Refreshments will be provided at designated areas on the route and at the finish area. Entry to the food stops will be strictly for participants wearing official Tour de Beara ‘wristband’. Food and Drinks will also be available to purchase at the finish. Participants are advised to carry their own food and drinks.

Participants must follow the road signage for their chosen event.

All participants must have their event number visible at all times. One number should be used on the stem of the bicycle saddle and another on your helmet. The event Emergency number is on all event numbers, please note this and use in EMERGENCY only. A Bike Breakdown number will also be provided to participants.

In the event of inclement weather conditions the organisers have the right to alter or cancel the route on the day of the event.

Participants should allow plenty of time to sign in prior to the event.

To avoid any delays on the morning, participants are asked to sign in on Friday (5-8pm) in the Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff. Limited Sign In is available on the morning of the event. Each route will start on time, so if you snooze you lose.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants under the age of 18 years on 14/09/2019 must have parental consent to participate in this event.

Participants are asked not to litter and to keep Cork & the Beara Peninsula clean.

Please note that some of the products in the Goody Bag may contain nuts/allergans.