This year’s annual Tour de Lough Corrib Charity Cycle in aid of local heart charity Croí will take place on Sunday May 22.
Organiser Neil Johnson says although entries are already up on this time last year, he wants everyone to “dust down your bikes and oil your chains for the biggest charity cycle in the west of Ireland”.
The event offers a 29 mile or 79 mile cycle through some of the most scenic areas in Connemara, circling Lough Corrib.
Last year nearly 600 cyclists completed the tour which has been sponsored by local company Corrib Oil since the event first took place in 1995.
The cycle will leave Galway at 8.30am, taking a route via Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross, Maam Valley, Cornamona, Cong, Headford and finishing back in the city. Participants must pre-enter to secure their place and sponsorship card before registering on the morning of the event. The route is fully supported with refreshment stops throughout, with back up from a team of volunteers which includes Civil Defence and local cycle companies.