2022 Croí Corrib Cycle FAQs

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Where do I collect my pack?

Cycle pack pickup will be available from:

All cycle packs will be available at Peacockes Mart on the morning of the cycle.  For those of you who would like to collect your cycle pack before the event you can collect in Croí at the times listed below.

  • Croí House, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway H91FF68  on Tuesday 7 June through Friday 10 June from 10am – 4pm

What is the Croí Corrib Cycle?

The 2022 Croí Corrib Cycle is a fundraising event for Croí that will take place on Sunday, June 12th, 2022. There are three routes on offer, 40km, 80km and 110km. All routes will start and finish at Peacockes Mart (H91 V520), adjacent to the Peacockes Hotel, in Maam Cross, Connemara, Galway. (Google Map)

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.ie or contact us on 091 544310.

How much do I need to raise?

To confirm your place in the cycle, you must pay €50 registration fee and raise an additional €50 by June 10th.

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 Mart (H91 V520), adjacent to the Peacockes Hotel, at 8 am. You will be emailed details of your start time in advance of the event. You will also receive your wristband via post in advance of the event. Please wear your wristband on the day to guarantee entrance to the start line and food stops along the way.  You can collect your jersey/water bottle at Croí the week before the event or at check-in before the cycle.

Routes start and finish at Peacockes Mart, adjacent to the Peacockes Hotel (H91 V520), Maam Cross, Connemara, Galway (Google Maps).

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

Can I register on the day?

No. Due to a limit of 350 places, there will be no registration on the day. Registration for the event will close on June 10th.

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 will be available on the routes.

When do I get my jersey and water bottle?

Jerseys and water bottles can be collected at Croí House the week commencing June 6th or on the day of the cycle at Peacockes Mart (H91 V520), adjacent to the Peacockes Hotel. You will receive a Croí face covering and wristband via post in advance of the cycle.

Can I get a refund?

There will be no refunds as this is a charity event.

Where can I park my car?

There will be adequate parking in place at Peacockes Mart (H91 V520), adjacent to the Peacockes Hotel. Please allow extra time to park and register. It will be busy. Please do not park illegally.

Where do the routes go?

40KM Route

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

80KM Route

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

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 tea and coffee, as well as post-event burgers, provided by O’Reilly’s Bar and Kitchen, Salthill, available for all participants after the event. We encourage large groups of people not 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?

There will be no additional toilets along the route.

What if I need first aid?

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