The Race Around Ireland is regarded as one of the toughest cycling challenges in the world and will take the racers on a 2,150km journey past some of the most stunning scenery in Ireland. The route will take you past Newgrange, The Causeway Coast, Malin Head, The Cliffs of Moher, The Ring of Kerry, Mizen Head, the Garden County (Wicklow) and back to Navan in County Meath and ALL within a week.
The Race Around Ireland and the Irish Ultra Challenge are qualifying events for the Race Across America. These races are both rounds of the UMCA Ultra Cup and the Race Around Ireland is also a round of the UMCA World Cup.
Tim finished the race in 2010 in terrible circumstances. The weather was horrible. During the entire race the wind was blowing in front, it was raining all the time and it was freezing cold. If that was not enough of a challenge, the team car that followed Tim in the race broke down.
Because of these circumstances the race director decided to extend the time limit with 12 hours. Tim didn’t need it, he finished the race around Ireland in 130hrs59