The Paddy Dakar
01 September 2013 - 30 September 2013
The Paddy Dakar, now in its fourth year, is an 'orienteering on motorbikes' charity event that takes place in and around Slieve Felim and the Silvermines Mountains which straddle counties Limerick and Tipperary. It is held as a tribute to Irish Dakar Riders past and present who by their participation have demonstrated themselves to be the pinnacle of Off-Road endurance riding. The Dakar (Formerly the Paris Dakar) is the last rally of its kind in the world and Ireland has had 4 riders finish the Rally, it's also the most dangerous with 48 deaths since its inception in 1978. The Paddy Dakar is a weekend event and 2013 will be the fourth time the event has been run. The course is aimed at people who ride adventure bikes and who may not have been in any kind of competition in the past, or have any Off-Road experience. In short ... it's going to be orienteering on motorbikes but on off-road conditions with Road Rubber.