2015 Nire Valley Drop - NVD
There are few places where you encounter nature in the raw. There are even fewer places where you and your bike can challenge nature knowing if you don't tame nature it will tame you. In years to come when all is forgotten the whisper of the words "Nire Valley Drop" will get your adrenaline pumping as you smile and say "I was there too".
The Nire Valley where we do it in the wild.......
Where? Ballmacarbry, Waterford, Ireland.
When? 11am, Sunday October 25th 2015.
What is it? The Nire Valley Drop is an off road cross country cycle challenge, up hill and down hill, crossing forestry and moorland.
How much? €30
Is it a fundraiser? Half of the funds raised at the Nire Valley Drop will go towards Community Development Programmes on the island of Île à Vache in Haiti, where volunteers will return with Haven next Easter 2016. The remainder of the funds will go towards the Nire Football Club.
Can I register online? Yes – TBA.
What about on the day? You can also sign-in/register on the day from 9:30 in Ballymacarbry Hostel and Community Centre.
Where do I sign in? You must sign-in no later than 10:40am at Ballymacarbry Hostel and Community Centre.
Where does the cycle leave from? The cycle leaves from Ballymacarbry Hostel and Community Centre at 11am.
How to I get there for Dublin? Allow 3hrs from the Red Cow. Take the M8 (to Cork) and come off at Cahir junction 10. Take the Waterford, Clonmel road after that, when you arrive in Clonmel head for Dungarvan, Ballymacarbry is 10 miles from Clonmel.
What do I need to bring? The cyclists will need to bring a helmet, 2 tubes, change of clothes, cycling gloves, a small first aid kit and a bike suitable for tough terrain. Please note: Cyclists with no helmet will not be permitted to partake in the Nire Valley Drop.
Do I need cycling experience? Anyone can take part but it will be an added advantage to have road cycling experience. The track is challenging in parts but thoroughly enjoyable.
How long is the trail? There are two options; 20km and 40 km.
What if I choose the 40km and change my mind? There will be "Cut-outs" on the 40km course, this means you could go on the 40k course and then short circuit a leg and thus ride 30k instead. We have about 4 cut-outs. We will have maps on the day, and advise from locals.
What happens after the cycle? There will be soup and brown bread available at the Community Centre after the cycle. Tea and coffee will also be available.
Are there showers? Hot showers are available (although we cannot promise for how long the hot water will last!).
If you wish to go on our miling list email us.