Event Details


Entry for the Sunday routes is LIMITED – so register online NOW!

This year registration for the 145, 100 and 55km riders will be ONLINE ONLY (there will be no registration on the day for the Sunday routes). It will be possible to register on the day, and online for the 12km & 25km cycles.

All riders must sign-on prior to their cycles. Sign on is at the following times:

Saturday 27th June 2020: 4-7pm

Sunday 28th June 2020: from 8am

On the Day

We recommend that you arrive 45 minutes before your route starts. So you have plenty of time to get changed, unload your bike, collect your event ID number and specially commissioned Leinster Loop finishers medal, and get a Tea or Coffee with pastries!

Saturday: On return, you can get a burger from our BBQ, compliments of the Leinster Loop, and enjoy the great atmosphere!

Sunday: On return, you can get a complimentary leg massage, you can then have a shower and get changed, and get your complimentary hot food, and soak up the great atmosphere in the complex!

About the event

The Version 1 Leinster Loop is Ireland’s premier charity cycle sportive, starting from Old Grange, Narraghmore, Co. Kildare. The Leinster Loop has been nominated for Cycling Ireland’s Best Leisure Event in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.  It is entirely run on a voluntary basis, and we have over 250 volunteers hard at work over the two days!

The Version 1 Leinster Loop event consists of five distinct routes, the Leinster Loop – a challenging 145km cycle through south Kildare, Laois, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wicklow; the Barrow Challenge – a 100km cycle through the river Barrow valley through Kildare, Laois and Carlow; the Cill Dara Cruise – a 55km cycle through mid Kildare; the Local Loop – a 25km fun cycle through historic south Kildare; and the Roche Ramble – a 12km family fun ramble through historic south Kildare and open to individuals and families.

Some of the unique features of the Leinster Loop will be:

  • Specially commissioned Leinster Loop finishers medal
  • Free parking
  • Free tea and coffee and pastries
  • Marshalled junctions to ensure safety for all
  • Full medical support on all routes
  • Controlled start and finish areas
  • Lead and support vehicles on all routes
  • Fully signposted and road-marked routes
  • Draws for all participants to win some wonderful prizes
  • Hot showers and changing facilities
  • Post-event massage treatments
  • Hot food when you arrive back
  • You get to support two charities!