How many cyclists are likely to participate in this event?
Our first ever cycle started out with just 6 cyclists and this has steadily grown to over 70 cyclists in 2015. This year however we are planning to significantly expand the event and are planning for 100 cyclists.
What happens if I want to go slower/faster than others?
This year we are introducing 3 separate groups who will form out of the main group when on the road. This will allow those who feel they want to go faster to join the lead group or for those who need a breather they can take up with the slower group for a while. This will prevent any breakaways and will allow things to run smoother.
What sort of speed will these 3 different groups be travelling at?
It is hoped that the main group will be averaging 24-26 kph with the other groups averaging 22-24 kph and 26-28 kph. When registering, please indicate which group you are likely to belong to. There is of course no obligation to remain in any group. It will all depend on your level of fitness and other factors, such as the weather, on the day.
What about insurance cover?
As this is a charity cycle, each participant is responsible for ensuring that they have adequate personal insurance cover in place. All cyclists are required to sign a standard disclaimer on the morning of the event. We are happy to direct you to the website of Cycling Ireland who provide such cover for a small fee.
What are the important deadlines that I should be aware of?
These are the following deadlines that you should be aware of:
2 November 2015 - Registration Opens
1 May 2016 - Last date for all registrations.
10 June 2016 - Funds raised to be lodged.
24 June 2016 - Let the fun begin!
What can I do to train for this event?
You will have plenty of time to prepare for this cycle. Our resident expert Darren is available to answer all of your queries on our Training Tips page.