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SHEEN FALLS LODGE

Kenmare - Co. Kerry
SEPTEMBER 22 - 24 2023
$3,493.75
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From the picture-perfect Sheen Falls Lodge on the banks of the beautiful River Sheen, explore the green valleys of the Emerald Isle with Sean Kelly and Nico Roche. Sean has won a record seven consecutive editions of Paris-Nice, la Vuelta a Espana in 1988 and four Green jerseys in the Tour de France. Nico Roche has twice been Irish National Champion, has achieved 65 top ten finishes in Grand Tours and comes from a family of cycling royalty as Stephen Roche's son and Dan Martin's cousin. Riding with two of Ireland's greatest-ever cyclists will surely build up an appetite and that's where Ross Lewis steps in. The Cork-born former head chef at Chapter One in Dublin brings his Michelin-starred skills to County Kerry to create a menu filled with the flavours of this bucolic pastoral area.

STAGES

IRELAND ITINERARY /

FRI AFTERNOON

PROLOGUE

Pedal your way gently into the weekend with a short, relaxing ride alongside your fellow joyriders, stopping along the way to take in the beauty of Kerry with a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier.

FRI EVENING

TIME & PLACE

Enjoy a drinks reception before a celebration of the region's finest produce with a 3-course dinner created by outstanding local chefs.

SAT MORNING

JOYRIDE 01

The ultimate ride, side by side with Sean Kelly, Nico Roche, Rory Townsend and our rider leaders, taking in all the stunning coastal roads Kerry has to offer, with five distances ranging from 50km to 150km. We’ll also make a few stops along the way to taste some of the regions best produce.

SAT AFTERNOON

RECHARGE

Enjoy an afternoon relaxing at the Sheen Falls, with late lunch, drinks by the pool, and a chance to unwind before dinner.

SAT EVENING

TOUR DE FEAST

A 5-course homage to the the legendary Sean Kelly created by Ross Lewis. Includes accompanied pairings, presented by LeBlanq’s Master of Wine.

SAT EVENING

TALES OF A GREEN JERSEY

An after dinner chat with cycling greats Sean Kelly and Nico Roche. Unwind and enjoy tales from their Grand Tour victories, epic battles in the classics and much more.

SUN MORNING

JOYRIDE 02

After a lengthier ride, our final joyride is a more leisurely exploration of the surrounding area with multiple stops to take in yet to be seen vistas, and of course, a chance to feast on more of the regions very best produce.

SUN AFTERNOON

THE FINISH DINE

The final culinary celebration. An opportunity to share stories with fellow guests and enjoy a relaxed meal created by the chefs at Sheen Falls lodge.

TEAM

Sean Kelly
LEAD RIDER

Sean Kelly

BIO
Nico Roche
LEAD RIDER

Nico Roche

BIO
Ross Lewis
LEAD CHEF

Ross Lewis

BIO
Rory Townsend
TEAM RIDER

Rory Townsend

BIO
"A fantastic team of passionate people with great attention to detail. I’ve now enjoyed two weekends of Joyriding and I’m already planning my next weekend away."

KEITH - LONDON

"I had one of the best weekends of my life. Incredible organisation, the cycling routes were stunning, and the 'Tour de Feast' was out of this world."

PHILIPPE - PARIS

DESTINATION

OUR BASE

SHEEN FALLS LODGE

Sheen Falls Lodge dates back to the 17th century, when it was a hunting lodge loved by Oliver Cromwell, and is a magical estate nestled in viridescent woodland on the banks of Kenmare Bay and the River Sheen. With activities such as fishing, horse riding, archery, falconry and paddle-boarding, it truly is a country retreat for the 21st century. Historic features dot the 300 acre plot perfectly situated between the famous Ring of Kerry and the lesser known but equally awe inspiring Ring of Beara.

RIDING

A TOUR OF KERRY

Known as the Wild Atlantic Way, the South West of Ireland remains untamed, full of quaint villages and craggy headlands. With its mountains, waterfalls and rocky beaches, expect rides with a dash of Irish magic as you explore the 'Kingdom' of Kerry with King Kelly himself.

DINING

A TASTE OF KERRY

Evolving through centuries of political and social upheaval, Irish cuisine is a fascinating journey through Europe yet still utilises the best of the local landscapes and crops. Ross Lewis is no stranger to culinary journeys, from his background in Dairy Science at Cork University, to his first job at Odin's in Marylebone under Peter Langam. Returning to Ireland, via a stint in Geneva, he later took over Chapter One in Dublin. Having been the head chef for the State Banquet honouring Queen Elizabeth II's trip to Ireland in 2011, Ross has more than the necessary pedigree to feed our hungry joyriders after their long day in the saddle.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

riding

RIDING

A place on each of the weekend’s rides, guided by our team of cycling legends and pro ride leaders. We offer several groups, tailored by distance and pace, to ensure you can enjoy your perfect joyride.
Dining

DINING

A Michelin standard of dining and drinks for you to indulge in, created by the world’s finest chefs and master sommeliers.
Hospitality

HOSPITALITY

Your time is precious and we’re here to help you make the most of it. Our team is on hand to host and guide you so that you can join in, relax and savour every moment.
Luxury Bikes

TEST RIDES

A selection of premium road bikes are available to test ride during the weekend. We also have a team of bike mechanics ready to support with fine-tuning and fixes to help keep you on the road.
Custom kits

CUSTOM RAPHA KIT

Each rider receives special edition Rapha kit, including a LeBlanq team jersey, gilet and cap. We also provide a laundry service for your LeBlanq kit.
Membership

MEMBERSHIP

Book any joyride package and enjoy club benefits and treats from our partners, including an annual subscription to Rouleur magazine.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to and from your destination
  • Personal Ride Insurance
  • Beverages outside of our drinks list
  • Accommodation pre/post trip (please ask our Concierge for preferential rates)

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

CHAMPAGNE IN ROOM
A bottle of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle on ice waiting for your arrival.

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