FAQ Croí Tour de Lough Corrib Charity Cycle

The Tour de Lough Corrib 2018 charity cycle will take place Sunday June 10th starting from Dangan Sports Pavillion, Dangan, Newcastle, Galway (Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/cw7zsyaTq5T2 )

 Does everyone get a jersey?

No, this is a fundraising event, we ask participants to try and raise at least €100 (minimum €50) to help us continue our vital work in communities throughout the region. As always we have some great fundraising incentives:

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES

€50+ We ask that all participants raise or donate a minimum of €50 to ride in the Tour de Lough Corrib Cycle. 100% goes to supporting our lifesaving work. Reach this fundraising milestone and you will also receive an exclusive Tour De Lough Corrib finishers t-shirt.

€150+ Reach this fundraising milestone and you will be rewarded with a limited edition 2018 Tour de Lough Corrib custom design limited cycling jersey and finishers t-shirt.

€250+ For our elite fundraisers who reach this milestone you will be in with a fantastic Bike Package to the value of €1,000 in addition to our limited cycling jersey and finishers t-shirt.

What time does Registration start?

Registration opens at 7.10am at Dangan Sports Pavilion, Newcastle, Galway (https://goo.gl/maps/cw7zsyaTq5T2). At registration you will receive your event ID badge, you NEED this to get access to the food stations and road support. If you raise €150+ you will also get your jersey.

When do I get my jersey?

Jersey’s can be collected on the morning of the cycle at Dangan Sports Pavilion (start area).

When do I bring my sponsorship?

At registration, please bring your sponsorship money to the registration desk on the morning of the cycle.

How much do I need to raise?

This is a fundraising event, we ask participants to try and raise at least €100 (minimum €50) to help us continue our vital work in communities throughout the region.

Can I get a refund?

There are no refunds, all sponsorship 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.

What time does the cycle start at?

  • The 120km cycle starts at 8.15am
  • The 80km cycle starts at 8.20 am
  • The 45km cycle starts at 8.25am
  • All cycles start from the Sports Pavillion at Dangan, Newcaslte, Galway (Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/cw7zsyaTq5T2 )  and finish at Croí Centre, Newcastle, Galway (Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/Lm4gbfg9C2B2).

Please leave plenty of time to get to the event sign on as there will be a lot of traffic in the area. Registration opens at 7.10am.

Where can I park my car?

There will be adequate parking in place at the start line – Dangan Sports Pavilion, please allow extra time to get parking and event registration. It will be busy.
Please do not park illegally. Please respect the residents of Newcastle and commercial premises in the area.

45KM Route Map
Starting at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan, all riders will turn left onto the N59 and ride along Newcastle Road. At the Traffic lights, turn left onto the Quincentennial Bridge and follow the signs to Headford. The Route then follows onto Headford. Riders will turn at Headford and back to finish at Croí Heart and Stroke Centre. 45KM google map. 

80KM Route Map
Starting at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan, all riders will turn left onto the N59 and ride along Newcastle Road. At the Traffic Lights, turn left onto the Quincentennial Bridge and follow the signs to Headford. The Route then follows through Headford, onto Cong. Riders will turn at Cong and back to finish at Croí Heart and Stroke Centre. 80KM google map.

120KM Route Map

Starting at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan, all riders will turn left onto the N59 and ride along Newcastle Road. At the Traffic Lights, turn left onto the Quincentennial Bridge and follow the signs to Headford. The Route then follows through Headford, onto Cong, Maam, Maam Cross, Oughterard, Moycullen and will finish at the Croí Heart & Stroke. 120KM google map.

Where are the refreshment stops?

120km refreshment stops:
There are 4 refreshment stops for the 120km route

1. Headford (outside Joyces Hardware)

2. Cong (outside petrol station)

3. Maam Community Centre

4. Oughterard

5. Home to Croí House

80km  refreshment stops

  1. Headford (outside Joyces Hardware)
  2. Cong (outside petrol station)
  3. Home to Croí House

45km refreshment stops

  1. Headford (outside Joyces Hardware)
  2. Home to Croí House

We recommend you also bring also your own supply of cycling gels, bars and drinks.

Do rules of the road apply?

YES.  This event 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 a breast.
    • 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 throughout the route and marshals will be evident throughout the route. 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?

After the event a welcome home to Croí House you can rest and enjoy our famous race hospitality – home baked goodies, tea, coffee and sandwiches!

Are there showers at the finish line?

No showers available.

Are there toilets on the routes.

No additional toilets on route, there will be plenty of petrol stations en route and you can ask to use their facilities. There are toilets at Cong, Maam.

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.

Are the routes well sing posted?

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

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

Is the jersey unisex?

Yes, and typically the jerseys are tight fitting.

Can you recommend accommodation in Galway for the event?

There is lots of accommodation available in Galway – Corrib Village is close to the start/finish line check it out here – Corrib Village NUIG

Anything else?

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

Enjoy the ride!!!

For any additional information please contact Edwina Event Manager on 091 544310 or email edwina@Croi.ie