It is time to dust off your bike and get in gear as registration is now open for the 25th annual Tour de Lough Corrib cycle, in aid of Croí, the heart and stroke charity. The Croí charity cycle takes place on Sunday, June 9, around Lough Corrib, in association with Corrib Oil, the cycle’s main sponsor for the past 25 years.
This is the biggest charity cycle in the west of Ireland, and promises to be even bigger and better this year as it celebrates a quarter century.
All abilities are welcome — cyclists will have a choice of a 45km, 80km, or 120km route. The cycle starts from the sports pavilion in Dangan and will take the route via Headford, Cong, Maam Valley, Oughterard, and back to Galway, finishing at Croí House. Roadside assistance, support vehicles, and plenty of refreshment stops will be provided on the day, along with a post-cycle celebration event in Croí House. Enter as an individual cyclist or get a team together, with group photographs being taken at Croí House after the event.
“It’s incredible that this year we are celebrating the 25th cycle, and we have so many long-time cyclists that have been with us from the beginning,” said Christine Flanagan, Croí fundraising director. “It’s a fun cycle along a great route, and all abilities are welcome to join us. Every euro raised helps our team to continue our work here at Croí, leading the fight against heart disease and stroke in the west of Ireland.”
Registration is free and essential at www.croi.ie/cycle, and cyclists are asked to fundraise for Croí. All cyclists will receive a technical T-shirt. Cyclists who reach a fundraising goal of €150-plus will receive a specially designed 25th anniversary cycle jersey and be entered into a raffle to win a great bike package to the value of €1,000. Take part in this special 25th anniversary event and help Croí lead the fight against heart disease and stroke.
Learn more at www.croi.ie/cycle or call Croí on 091 544310 to register.