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GALWAY CLASSIC WEEKEND 2024

Ride The Classic Sportif
August 3rd

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Galway Classic Road Race
August 4th

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Ride The Classic is a unique leisure cycling sportive, taking you through the beautiful country lanes and bogs of East Galway. A combination of off-road sectors on bog roads, farm tracks, boreens, and manor estates, make up about 25% of the route.

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The sister event to the Galway Classic, Irelands only 'classics' style road race, Ride The Classic gives riders a true taste of the traditional gritty old northern european professional road races, an experience and memorable challenge like none other.

Whats Included In Our Sportif?
Unique Routes Unlike Any Other Sportif in Ireland
Pre-Ride Bike Mechanic
Motorbike & Static Safety Marshalling
Mechanical Ride Support
Broom Wagon
Multiple Foodstops
Post Ride BBQ
Goodie Bag

 

Register for the Ride The Classic Sportif Before June 1st and receive a FREE event T-Shirt!

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THE SPORTIF OPTIONS

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THE SECTORS

START

RYEHILL DEMESNE

@ 0km

The belltower rings as you leave the start line on a dusty track as it winds its way out through the old estate gates - you're off!

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SECTOR 2

STONEHALL

@ 22km

It's time to greeth your teeth - at 5.5km this bog road is the longest sector and is sure to test the legs. The entrance is rough but leads to compact gravel and grit roads with lots of twists.

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SECTOR 4

OLD BOG ROAD

@ 39km

Heading easterly towards Menlough you will take on this 2.3km bog road sector. A short but twisty technical sector.

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SECTOR 6

MOYNE PARK

@ 67km

Second time through the manor estate but in reverse this time. Admire the lake view in front of the manor as you pass!

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SECTOR 8

CLOVERPARK

@ 83km

At 2.3km in length this sector is the most physically demanding  - watch out for the twisting path through the gate and farm walls, and hope there's no sitting water in the motorway underpass! 

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SECTOR 10

STONEHALL

@ 103km

Second time through this long twisty sector and at 5.5km this bog road will hurt tired legs. This is your last chance to drop everyone!

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SECTOR 1

MOYNE PARK

@ 12.5km

A visually stunning sector 2.4km long through the manor estate on a mixture of gravel and farm tracks, through the courtyard of the old manor house. Enjoy his unique experience! A truly spectacular sector.

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SECTOR 3

RYEHILL DEMESNE

@ 30km

Back to base temporarity where you ride up the entrance track into Ryehill Demesne, past the finish line for the first time and into the courtyard to your first food stop. When refuelled head on out through the courtyard and onto the gravel exit road.

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SECTOR 5

WINDFARM

@ 55km

After a short respite from the off-road stuff to get some recovery into the legs, this short 1km twisty sector is a short sharp reminder of why you're here! 

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SECTOR 7

ARENBERG

@ 73km

Named after the famous Arenberg forest of Paris Roubaix, this 2.3km stretch is the roughest sector on the course with very uneven surfaces. Now is the time to greeth your teeth - welcome to hell! 

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SECTOR 9

CARREFOUR

@ 92km

This 2.2km stretch thru Abbey bog is a fast tailwind sector. This is a relatively straight route through the bog. The centre is rough while the edges offer a faster line, but watch out for the soft bog verges!

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SECTOR 11

RYEHILL DEMESNE

@ 110km

Concentration is needed as you ride up the short ntrance into Ryehill Demesne and onto the finish line...well done you've made it! Head to the BBQ for some well earned food and drink!

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The ROUTES

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ROULEUR 110km

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PUNCHEUR 80km

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About
Ride The Classic & Galway Classic
are events organised and ran by the volunteers of
Galway Bay Cycling Club.
We would like to thank the local communities
of East & North Galway

for their assistance in staging these events,
as well as the wider cycling community in Galway
and the surrounding region.

Contact

083 4452675

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