The Pan Celtic Race 2019 was a self-supported cycling adventure, journeying through the Celtic Nations of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Following the very best and off-beat cycling routes each nation has to offer, the race placed emphasis on cultural identity and historic locations unique to Celtic heritage.
The route started in the Highlands of Scotland taking riders on an epic adventure along coastal roads and awe-inspiring mountain views. The riders then headed to Belfast to discover Ireland’s East Coast and ancient landmarks. Finally the riders journeyed over to Fishguard, Wales, through wild Celtic countryside to finish in the Seaside town of Llandudno.
The breath-taking route had an overall race distance of 1476 miles / 2376 km, with 88,260 ft / 26,900 m of elevation gain.
The race included 2 ferry crossings, giving riders time to relax and reflect on their adventure; Cairn Ryan – Belfast and Rosslare – Fishguard.
At 838 miles, 48,533 ft, the Pan Celtic Race: Shorter Route is still an awesome adventure through Scotland, Ireland and Wales that can be completed in less time, or riders can ride less per day.
Not everyone had the time to commit to a full distance self-supported event so we gave riders the option of a Shorter Route, for those who felt less is often more. This route still stretched the most seasoned riders and proved a challenge for all.
The shorter route followed a lot of the same roads as the Full route but left out certain sections. The same two ferry crossings were negotiated and the finish in Llandudno was just as welcoming!