Coronavirus: Tour de Conamara postponed to August

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The ŠKODA Tour de Conamara cycling race which was meant to take place this summer has been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Tour de Conamara was due to go ahead on May 23 this summer, but due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to push it back to Saturday, August 29.

“This decision is taken in the best interest of all cyclists, marshalls, event team and the host communities across Connemara,” a statement from the organisers said.

“We hope that all will be back to normal at that stage, allowing us to cycle safely together and deliver a fantastic ŠKODA Tour de Conamara 2020 experience for all cyclists.”

The annual race offers participants two routes which are 140km and 80km long respectively, starting and finishing in Clifden, taking cyclists through the stunning scenery of the west of Ireland.

Anyone who has registered to take part in the event will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled race.

Cyclists who won’t be able to take part on the new date in August have until March 25 to cancel their registration. But they can still transfer their place to another cyclist after that date.