2021 FAQ Croí Corrib Cycle

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What is the Croí Corrib Cycle?

The 2021 Croí Corrib Cycle is a fundraising event for Croí that will take place on Sunday July 11th. There are three routes on offer, 40km, 80km and 110km. Both routes start and finish at Peacockes in Maam Cross, Galway. (Google Map link) Registration is available here.

How should I fundraise?

We encourage cyclists to use iDonate to fundraise for this cycle in aid of Croí. Once you register for the cycle, you will receive a confirmation email which will then allow you to create your iDonate profile. This is a fundraising event and we are so grateful for all the support which helps us to continue our vital work in communities throughout the region.

If you have any queries in relation to this please contact lisa.croi@hse.ie. or contact us on 091 544310.

How much do I need to raise?

To confirm your place in the cycle, you must donate or fundraise at least €150 by June 18th.

When do I give my donation?

All donations and fundraising will be completed online, in advance of the cycle. There will be no money collected on the day.

What time does the event start?

The first group will leave Peacockes at 8am. You will be emailed details of your start time in advance of the event. You will also receive your wristband and face covering via post in advance of the event. Both items must be worn by all participants when they arrive at the start line. At check-in you can collect your jersey and water bottle.

  • Both routes start and finish at Peacockes, Maam Cross, Galway (Google Maps link ).

Please leave plenty of time to get to the event check-in as there will be a lot of traffic in the area.

When do I get my jersey and water bottle?

Jerseys and water bottles can be collected on the day at the cycle at Peacockes. Everybody who raises at least €150 will receive a Croí Corrib Cycle jersey, water bottle. You will receive a Croí face covering and wristband via post in advance of the cycle.

Can I get a refund?

There are no refunds – donations and fundraising is viewed as a charitable donation.

Will there be bike repair on the routes?

Please ensure your bike is checked before departure. Pump your wheels and ensure you have spare tubes for your wheels. Bike mechanics are available on the routes.

Where can I park my car?

There will be adequate parking in place at Peacockes. Please allow extra time to get parking and event registration. It will be busy. Please do not park illegally.

Where do the routes go?

40KM Route Map

Cyclists will depart from Maam Cross, heading northwest towards Leenaun and turning back again towards Maam Cross. 40KM google map.

80KM Route Map

Cyclists will depart from Maam Cross, heading Northwest, towards Leenaun and turning right where you will cycle along Loch na Fooey, towards Finny. You will then continue onto Clonbur and turn back towards Cornamona (before Cong) and finish at Maam Cross. Click the link to see the route. 80KM google map.

110KM Route Map

Cyclists will depart from Maam Cross and head Northwest to Leenaun, then turning right and taking you over ‘Lally’s’. From there you will descend into Toormakeady, travelling down Maumtrasna (looking out on Lough Mask) towards Finny and cycling along Lough na Fooey. You will continue on to Clonbur and turn back towards Cornamona (before Cong) and finish at Maam Cross. Click the link to see the route. 110KM google map

Do rules of the road apply?

YES.  This is not a closed road event and you must adhere to the normal rules of the road.

  • Cycling on the route is maximum of two abreast.
  • The event is not a race and you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of others on the road.
  • Croí directional signs will be placed along the route and marshals will also be present. Please remember, marshals are only there to assist. You must check for oncoming traffic at all junctions.
  • All participants will be provided with an emergency contact number in the case of an emergency on the route. Please note, this is not a number for bike repairs.
  • Please ensure you have spare tubes in the event of a puncture and do not rely on the emergency number for help with changing punctures etc.
  • No earphones permitted.

What happens after the event?

There will be hot food, tea and coffee available for all participants. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, large groups of people will not be permitted to congregate at the finish line. We ask all people to act responsibly and respect others’ personal space.

Are there showers at the finish line?

No showers are available.

Are there toilets on the routes?

No additional toilets on route. Due to COVID-19, toilets in petrol stations may not be available. Toilets will be available at Peacockes.

What if I need first aid?

Irish Red Cross ambulances will be on all routes. Should you require assistance, please call emergency number on your final confirmation email. In case of an emergency, dial 999 for ambulance and then call emergency event number.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes, bring the following:

  • Helmet
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Puncture repair kit and spare tubes
  • Mobile Phone with credit
  • Snacks
  • Sunblock
  • Rain jacket
  • Emergency money and ID

Are the routes well sign-posted?

Yes, there will be Croí directional signage on all routes, including marshals to support you. Remember rules of the road apply.

Is the jersey unisex?

Yes, and typically the jerseys are tight fitting.

Anything else?

Yes, please respect the volunteers, marshals and medics on the route they are there for your safety. Please bring your rubbish with you to the next refreshment stop if snacking on the route.

Enjoy the ride!

For any additional information please contact Christine on 091 544310 or email christine.croi@hse.ie