Tour de bog

GO WEST TOUR DE BOG ROUNDSTONE

SAVE THE DATE 2023: The Tour de Bog will be taking place on the 8th of August 2023

REGISTRATION: Online entries will be available soon!

ENTRY FEE: €15 (adult) €10 (child)
Family entry fee: €50 (2 adults 2 children)
Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be 8 years old upwards​

Adult Child DiscountCost
11€25
12€35
13€10
(one child free)
€35
14€10
(one child free)
€45
21€40
22€50
23€10
(one child free)
€50
24€10
(one child free)
€60
Pricing List for Tour de Bog Entries

SIGN IN ON THE DAY: At 10am Located opposite Roundstone House Hotel you can sign in on the day and you will receive your Tour de Bog t-shirt and event ID.​

EVENT SAFETY:

NB: The road will not be closed for this event and you must adhere to the normal rules of the road.

  • Cycling on the route is maximum of two a breast but preferably single file.
  • The event is a fun cycle and not a race so you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others on the road.
  • Tour de Bog marked signs will be placed throughout the route and marshals will be evident throughout the route. Please remember marshals are only there to assist. You must check for oncoming traffic at all junctions
  • You are responsible for taking part in the event on a safe and suitable bike. Participants are responsible for their own bike maintenance prior to entering the race
  • Please ensure you have spare tubes in the event of a puncture and do not rely on the emergency number for help with changing punctures etc.
  • No earphones permitted
  • No tri bars permitted


FIRST AID: 
An Ambulance will be available should anyone require medical assistance


SIGNAGE: The Tour de Bog route will be marked out with directional signage.

WHAT TO BRING:

– Helmet

– Water bottle 

– Spare tubes and a Puncture repair kit

– Mobile phone, money

– HiVis arm band (advised) (The committee will possibly have HiVis arm bands in stock)

– Wind / Rainproof top

– Sunscreen lotion??


AFTER THE EVENT:
After finishing the cycle there will be a presentation of awards, music and refreshments.

Bike Rental Companies:

Clifden Bike Shop, Market Street, Clifden. Co. Galway H71 DW67 Tel: +353(0)95 22630 Email:info@clifdenbikeshop.ie Website: www.clifdenbikeshop.ie

Mannion Bike Hire, Bridge Street, Clifden, Co. Galway H71 E167 Tel: +353(0)95 21160 Email:jbtmannion@gmail.com Website: www.clifdenbikes.com

History of the Tour de Bog 

by Duke Richard de Stacpoole

A Family Fun cycle , now known as the “Tour de Bog” was literally founded by three-families Ruari Quinn, Barry & Jackie Smyth and the Simpsons in the early 90’s. As the years went by many more friends and visitors took part in this family loop cycle ride from Roundstone to Ballyconneely, to the bog Road and back into Roundstone (32K) . ​

The Green Shirt: Stephen Roache wore when he won the Tour de France in 1987. This shirt was given to the Tour de Bog organisers by a friend of Roundstone to enhance the spirit of the family cycle.This shirt is an honour given to a different individual to lead off the cycle each year.​

The Tour de bog, eventually, at each annual event, played a role of fundraising for the Community / Village for example, funds for the local youth, Club Defibrillators and much more over the years.​

During the Day, music can be heard all over the village, awarding of certain medals, and a speech banter when all the participants are together and much more for all to really enjoy themselves on the day.​

In the past few years, the annual Tour de Bog, with the increase of participants, has alerted us, that we now must make some real security precautions. Water stops, more marshals along the route, signage, Or and a backup car with a trailer, for breakdowns etc, a lead car with flashing lights, an Order of Malta Ambulance (since2009) on standby with walkie talkers.​

In the light of the above of this huge change, planning has now become our top priority which incurs an increase of expenses, and higher insurance costs.

Contact details for Tour de Bog