The TransAtlanticWay is a 2500 km one stage self-supported road bike ride between Dublin and Cork via The Wild Atlantic Way. With the pounding swell of the Atlantic as your constant companion, you follow the blue zig-zag signposts through seven of Ireland’s westernmost counties and be treated to many of Ireland’s scenic showstoppers, welcoming towns and villages, heritage sites and plenty of unexpected thrills.
New for 2019 is a shorter option, coming in a 500km less than the larger route. Entry prices are the same but check the event website for everything that is included! It’s a big list.
TransAtlantic Way organizer, Adrian O’Sullivan, sums up the event from both a race director and participant’s perspective:
“In the race’s inaugural edition in 2017, there were no expectations. And, as there were just thirty riders, there was a lot less to think about too, so although I directed the race, I also raced in it. This year, with the 82 riders we had on the start line, it was completely different. It meant that, while I was still on my bike following the race, I wasn’t racing. And, while it was a much tougher event to put on, I knew that as long as I tried and worked hard, then everything would come out in the wash. Luckily, it did, and I saw the whole thing as a huge success.” – Apidura.com
For O’Sullivan’s complete recap and photos from the 2017 event, check out this link. Registration for the 2018 TransAtlantic Way is now open!