My Summer Cycle for Croí

1st August 2020 12:00 am - 11:45 pm Your Choice!
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We are thrilled to announce ‘My Summer Cycle for Croí’, taking place this August Bank Holiday weekend!

Date: August 1 – 3, 2020, you pick!
Route: Your favourite route!
Distance: Your choice!
Cost: €25, all proceeds to Croí
All registrants receive a special Croí Summer Cycle neck snood!

All ages and cycling abilities are welcome to take part and help us raise much-needed funds to support our work in fighting heart disease and stroke.

We encourage participants to try and fundraise €1 for every kilometre cycled in aid of Croí. To set up your own fundraising page, click here.

Croí is facing an unprecedented challenge as those living with cardiovascular disease are also the group most vulnerable to COVID-19. Due to the burden this crisis has had on our health service, those suffering with cardiovascular disease are now disadvantaged and underserved and need our support, now more than ever. Please register now and help us continue to serve those most vulnerable.


Register Here:

Your distance, your route, your location!

Thank you to our supporters:
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Quidel 100km Challenge for Croí

23rd May 2020 - 24th May 2020 12:00 am Co. Galway

Event organised by Quidel Ireland

The Quidel Ireland team are taking part in Quidel 100 km Challenge on Saturday 23rd of May.

100% of proceeds are in aid of Croí.

A message from the Quidel Team:

Croí has always worked tirelessly to respond to the needs of those living with cardiovascular disease and will continue to do that during the COVID-19 crisis. Those that they serve are also the most vulnerable to COVID-19 and with your support, they can continue to provide them with ongoing support they will need over the coming months.

We hope you can help us by donating whatever you can. Click here to give now. All donations are processed securely.

Many thanks for your support.

Virtual Run to Ruislip, in memory of J.P. Duffy

30th May 2020 - 31st May 2020 12:00 am Co. Sligo

Event organised by Curry GAA Club

Last November, Curry GAA in Co. Sligo were deeply saddened by the passing of their friend and key club member, JP Duffy at the age of 54.

This May 30th, to mark JP’s 55th birthday, Curry GAA will be taking on a 24hr virtual run from their club grounds to McGovern Park in Ruislip, London, marking important locations along the way which played a part in JP’s football career. In total, the Mens and Ladies adult teams will be completing 858km between them.

Support Curry GAA as they take on this mammoth challenge in memory of JP Duffy. All proceeds from this event are in aid of Croí.



Date: May 30th, 12 midnight to May 31st, 12 midnight

Leg 1: Curry GAA Club to McHales Park, Castlebar (43.5 km)

Leg 2: McHale Park to Fr. O’Hara Park, Charlestown (37.2 km)

Leg 3: Fr. O’Hara Park to Croke Park (204 km)

Leg 4: Croke Park to Ruislip GAA Grounds, London (573 km)

Total: 858 km


Follow their progress on Facebook and Twitter.

Matthew and Adam’s 2020K in May

31st May 2020 12:00 am - 11:45 pm Dublin, Ireland

We are Matthew and Adam McConnell, and we’re riding and running 2020km between us this May in aid of Croí, whilst abiding by the government’s COVID-19 guidelines at all times.

We lost two Grandparents to stroke in May 2017 and 2018. We hope this project will help to remember them and to support patients and families living with stroke.

Keep up with our progress on our respective Instagram pages:
@adammcconnellj, @mrmattmcc and with #2020kinmay

Donate now to support Matthew and Adam as they take on this Fundraising challenge in memory of their Grandparents, or visit their Facebook Fundraising page to give through Facebook.

In Ireland, strokes are a major health problem. Every year, over 8,500 people have a stroke and it is the third largest cause of death, after heart disease and cancer.

People who are over 65 years of age are most at risk from having strokes, although 25% of strokes occur in people who are under 65. It is also possible for children to have strokes.

Please give now and support Croí’s work in fighting heart disease and stroke.

2021 Croí Polka Heart Cycle Challenge

13th June 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Galway, Ireland

We're delighted to launch a new challenge!

After 25 brilliant years of our annual Tour de Lough Corrib Charity Cycle, it’s time for a change. We invite you to join us for the new Croí Polka Heart Cycle Challenge!

Date: Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Location: Start and finish at Peacockes Hotel, Maam Cross, Connemara
Route options: 40km / 80km / 110km
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Three new cycle routes to choose from

Beginners (40K)

If you are new to cycling or looking for a nice Sunday cycle in support of Croí, this route is for you!

Cyclists will depart from Maam Cross, heading south towards Screebe and continue on to Casla where you will turn at Casla Industrial Estate and finish at Maam Cross. Click the map to see the route.

Intermediate (80K)

Our 80km route offers incredible views and a challenging climb towards Loch na Fooey.

Cyclists will depart from Maam Cross, heading northwest towards Leenane 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 map to see the route.

Advanced (110K) 

Our 110km route option offers spectacular views and intense climbs for experienced cyclists.

Cyclists will depart from Maam Cross and head Northwest to Leenane, 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 map to see the route.  

Registration details

100% of proceeds will go directly to supporting Croí services 

  • Registration fee: €45 (Includes a special reusable goodie bag, food stops and a post-event party in Peacockes!)
    • Raise or donate €100 (registration fee + €55) and receive a special limited edition Croí polka heart jersey.
    • Raise or donate €200 (registration fee + €155) and receive a special limited edition Croí polka heart jersey plus a Polka Cycle gilet!
      Cycle jersey and gilet design will be released soon!

You can always register now (pay €45) and fundraise towards the jersey and gilet in the coming months. If you choose this option, we will send you Croí Polka Heart Cycle sponsorship cards.


Your donations help us continue our vital work in communities throughout the region.

Once your registration has been received, a sponsorship pack will automatically be sent out to you. If you have any queries in relation to this please contact We also encourage participants to use the following  online platforms to fundraise:

Thank you to our title sponsor for over 20 years:


And our associate sponsors:


Brian’s Cycling Challenge

10th August 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Paris, France

Brian’s family were affected by heart disease when their dad passed away following a heart attack, and this has inspired him to raise awareness of heart disease and also help to raise funds for Croí, the West of Ireland Cardiac and Stroke Foundation.

Brian is planning on achieving this by taking on a very unique challenge, cycling from Galway to Paris in 3 stages via Wales and England over 7 days!

If you would like to support Brian’s challenge please see the link here to his Facebook Event Page – here.

If you would like to sponsor Brian’s Cycling Challenge, you can contact him directly on 089 4516252.


Challenge Details:

Day 1:
Leaving Galway at 8am and cycling the longest stretch of the challenge at 218km to Dublin port. where he will catch the ferry over to Holyhead in Wales. There will be an overnight stop here before taking on Day 2!

Day 2:
The 2nd leg of the journey consists of a 180km cycle from Holyhead to Shrewsbury, and Brian is hoping to complete this in 9 hours.

Day 3: 
On day 3, Brian will head to Oxford, which will be the longest day while in England, at 196km and the duration of this cycle will be around 10 hours.

Day 4:
On this leg he heads from Oxford to Crawley for a distance of 136km, staying just outside of London to avoid traffic. This should take roughly 7 – 8 hours.

Day 5:
From Oxford, Brian will head to Dover taking on the final leg of the England stage for a distance of 133km, which is also the shortest of the entire challenge. From Dover Brian intends to take the Ferry over to the North of France, Calais.

Day 6:
This will be the first leg of the France stage, and will take Brian 150km from Calais to Amiens for a duration of roughly 7-8 hours.

Day 7:
This will be the final leg of the entire challenge and will consist of a 160km stretch to the finish line in Paris.

Tour of Erris (Turas iorras), in aid of Croí

13th June 2020 10:30 am - 8:30 pm Erris, Co. Mayo
This event has been postponed – new date coming soon!

Date: TBC

Starting location: Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet, Co. Mayo

Registration: Online registration now open – see below. Registration also available on the day at 9:00am.

€35 for cycling Ireland members (or €40 on the day)
€40 for non-cycling Ireland members (or €45 on the day)

Belmullet route images

There are two routes to choose from – 60k and 90k:

  1. 60k Route
  2. 90k Route

More details:

  • All cyclists who finish will receive a medal and finishers T-shirt!
  • Water stop at 30k and food stop at 50k, followed by a free buffet in The Talbot Hotel at 7.30pm.
  • Showers available at finish for all participants!
  • The Broadhaven Bay Hotel and The Talbot Hotel are offering discounted rates to cyclists who wish to stay the night. Quote the cycle when making booking.
Registration temporarily closed.

Thank you for supporting Croí!

6th Croí Galway Night Run

9th October 2020 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Salthill Promenade, Galway

Save the date for the 6th Annual Croí Galway Night Run!

What: 5km Run, Jog or Walk
When: Friday, 9th October 2020
Where: Salthill Promenade, Galway

Registration and more details coming soon!
By registering for this event, Croí reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Croí may use the photograph/video in publications or other media materials. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.
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Thanks to our sponsor Evergreen Healthfoods, 100% of the proceeds go directly to supporting Croí services. This includes supporting our health programmes, delivering education, and funding the Courtyard Apartments at Croí House for the relatives of those receiving heart or stroke care at Galway University Hospitals.

Thank you to our media partner,

May’s Christmas Garden

31st December 2019 4:54 pm Tuam Road, Galway

May’s Christmas Garden is all aglow again this year and Croí are delighted to be the benefiting charity!

This amazing display of Christmas joy can been seen each evening throughout the season on the Tuam Road, and all are welcome to come along – it’s sure to put anyone in the festive spirit!

A collection will take place in aid of Croí in Tuam Road Post Office on December 6th. Thank you for your support!

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