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Mayo Pink Ribbon Charity Cycle 2018

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An Sportlann

McHale Park

0000 Castlebar

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WHAT IS THE MAYO PINK RIBBON CHARITY CYCLE?

This is an annual charity cycle that takes place each year on Saturday of the May Bank Holiday Weekend. This cycle is becoming one of the most popular fundraising events in the west of Ireland in no small part due to the warm welcome cyclists receive from the local communities along the routes. All money raised by Mayo Pink Ribbon goes directly to Breast Cancer Research. CHY9997

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?

There is no fee to register for this event but all cyclists are asked to raise or donate a minimum of €100 in order to participate (€60 for u18s). Sponsorship cards will be issued on receipt of registration.

CAN I FUNDRAISE ONLINE?

All cyclists will be issued with sponsorship cards on registration. You also have a facility to set up a fundraising page through Everyday Hero. There is a link to this on our website.

WHAT ARE THE CYCLING ROUTES?

The cycle comprises of three distances: 51km, 108km and 149km. These routes will take the cyclists through the magnificent Mayo countryside.

51KM ROUTE View map.
108KM ROUTE View map.
149KM ROUTE View map.

For further information please visit http://mayopinkribbon.ie/index.php/routes/

MERCHANDISE

Event jerseys and gilets may be purchased in advance or on the day of the cycle (subject to availability). Jerseys cost €30. Gilets cost €35.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE

All cyclists under 18 must have a consent signed by a parent or guardian on the morning of the cycle. Children under 16 must be accompanied on the cycle by an adult.

CYCLE SAFETY

Our event is a leisure cycle not a race and it takes place on open roads. It is of paramount importance that cyclists obey the rules of the road at all times showing courtesy and consideration for other road users and riding in a manner that is safe to themselves and others. All cyclists participate at their own risk and they must rely on their own ability in dealing with all hazards. We ask that you please obey the instructions of gardaí, marshals, helpers and support staff at all times. When out on open roads we ask that cyclists only ride two abreast when safe to do so and go in single file when necessary.

All participants should have a level of fitness appropriate to their chosen route. Please note that our 149km route is challenging even for experienced cyclists.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE EVENT?

  • Bicycle in good working order,

  • Helmet (obligatory)

  • Pump and puncture repair kit

  • Water bottle and energy snack

  • Mobile Phone with credit

  • Appropriate clothing

  • Sunscreen!!

  • Your Sponsorship Card and money

PARKING

There are ample parking facilities to the rear and in the vacinity of An Sportlann.

THE BEST BIT!

CYCLISTS PARTICIPATING IN THE MAYO PINK RIBBON CHARITY CYCLE WILL BE WELL LOOKED AFTER ON THE DAY!

MORNING OF EVENT

  • Complimentary tea / coffee and refreshments will be available

  • Fíor Úisce water

  • Mayo Pink Ribbon cycling gift

FOOD / WATER STOPS

Each route will be well marshalled and there will be water / fruit and bars available for cyclists. There will also be a lunch stop serving soup and sandwiches for all participants.

AFTER CYCLE

  • Shower and changing facilities are available on return to base.

  • Cyclists feeling the pain may avail of short treatment in our therapy room subject to availability.

  • Complimentary BBQ/ Hog Roast for all cyclists. (Guests welcome for a small fee).

  • A commemorative medal for all participants

BY REGISTERING FOR OUR EVENT YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY.

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