The Chain Gang Sportives

The Chain Gang CC, Tralee is happy to announce the 2016 Chain Gang Sportives!

This year we will once again be hosting, with the support of our event partners, a classic pair of challenge cycles taking riders over the most scenic terrain offered by the Dingle Peninsula.

  • The Slea Head Challenge 150km (Formerly Blasket Blast) – the sixth edition of this spectacular and challenging route. The route takes in the entirety of the peninsula over 150km, taking in the climbs of the Conor Pass and the spectacular coastal run around Slea Head.
  • The Conor Pass Challenge – Our seventh running of a classic. This 110km route takes this sportive cycle over the Conor Pass – Ireland’s Highest Mountain Pass on a scenic route then taking in Dingle, Annascaul, Inch and Castlemaine.

While every effort has been made to include as much information as possible, if you have any queries about your route don’t hesitate to drop a line at and we’ll do our utmost to see you right.

We aim to put on a great set of cycles this year, to build on previous years successes and pull out all the stops to put on what we endeavour to make a brilliant day on the bike. We hope you will accept our challenge to join us in Tralee this September and take on what we feel are some of the best challenge cycles, in some of the most spectacular countryside both Kerry and Ireland have to offer.


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