Tour de Munster is back for 2022!
The annual charity cycling event takes place over four days in the first week of August each year.
SPIN is delighted to announce that they are the official media partners of Tour de Munster 2022.
This year the event kicks off on Thursday, August 4th, and runs until Sunday, August 7th.
Each year, 150 amateur cyclists travel 600km across the towns and villages of Munster.
The annual cycle is an effort to raise vital funds for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland(DSI).
Tour de Munster was established by Paul Sheridan and since 2001 has become an event that the Munster branches of DSI look forward to.
Entering its 22nd year, Tour de Munster has raised over €3.9 million for its beneficiaries, with over €3.5 million for DSI alone since it became the main beneficiary of the tour in 2010.
Last year was certainly a year to remember for Tour de Munster, as it raised its largest sum to date for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland - a staggering €522,201.
Funds raised as a result of Tour de Munster play a significant role across each Munster branch of Down Syndrome Ireland.
Down Syndrome Ireland provides a range of vital supports and services to children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.
This year’s tour begins at the English Market in Cork City before making its way across Waterford, Tipperary, Clare, Limerick, and Kerry before cyclists make their way up the infamous Patrick’s Hill and cross the finish line.
Stage 1: Cork - Killaloe
Thursday, August 4th, 2022
Cork (Clayton Silversprings Hotel): 7:30am - 8:15-8:45am
Cork (Grand Depart: English Market, Grand Parade): 8.25-9am - 9.05am
Midleton (Quick stop) – MACE, Mill Road): 10:15am - 10:30am
Tallow - 11:43am-11:30pm
Lismore (MACE refreshments): 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Clogheen (Tipp DSI Pasta & Pastries: Clogheen Community Hall): 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Cahir: 2:30pm - 2:30pm
Tipperary: 3:30pm - 3:30pm
Ballykisteen(Lunch): 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Limerick (King John’s Castle): 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Barry’s Cross: 6:35pm - 6:35pm
Killaloe: (Lakeside Hotel) - 7:15pm
Stage 2: Killaloe - Tralee
Friday, August 5th, 2022
Killaloe : 9:00am
Tuamgraney: 9:45am - 9:45am
Ennis: (tea/coffee: West Country Hotel): 11:30am - 12:00pm
Drumquin MACE: 12:15pm
Kildysart: 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Kilimer (Ferry – Lunch on Board): 2:00pm - 2:00pm
Tarbert : 2:20pm - 2:20pm
Listowel ( tea/coffee & scone: Christy’s pub): 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Tralee (The Rose Hotel): 4:40pm
Stage 3: Tralee - Kenmare
Saturday, August 6th, 20212
Stradbally: 11:30am - 11:30am
Dingle (Lunch: Skellig Hotel): 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Castlemaine (refreshments: MACE, N70/R561 junction): 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Milltown: 3:10pm - 3:10pm
Aghadoe Heights: 3:55pm - 4:05pm
Killarney (break: Deenagh lodge): 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Kenmare (Lansdowne Arms Hotel): 6:15pm
Stage 4: Kenmare - Cork
Sunday, August 7th, 2022
Glengarriff (tea/coffee: The Maple Leaf Bar): 11:00am - 11:30am
Ballylickey: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
Gouganebarra (lunch): 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Inchigeela: 2:20pm - 2:35pm
Macroom: 3:15pm - 3:15pm
Lissarda (break): 3:35pm - 3:50pm
Cork (Clayton Silversprings Hotel): 5:15pm
For more information on the Tour de Munster visit www.tourdemunster.com, find it on Facebook, or follow the tour on Twitter @TourDeMunster.
For further information on Down Syndrome Ireland see www.downsyndrome.ie.