Saturday 3rd – Friday 9th August 2013
Cycle across 814km of beautiful British and Irish countryside in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland and the Southwark Irish Pensioners Project. Averaging 125km per day, this cycle departs bustling London city, travels through the English Cotswold Region, through stunning Snowdonia in Wales before a deserved rest on the Ferry to Dublin. Continuing on the Irish leg, we encounter Blessington Lakes and some scenic midland flats before rounding the stunning lakes of Killarney into Killorglin, Co. Kerry arriving on the eve of Ireland’s oldest fair, Puck Fair!
Price - €750. Gets You:
Fully guided tour led by Give2Go Custom-designed tour jerseys provided by Spin 11
Assistance with your fundraising from experienced team
Free training sessions in preparation of the cycle
Accommodation and food
• 6 nights hotels/b&b
• Breakfast will be included with the accommodation
• Lunch will be provided and arranged by our team
• Dinner will be down to you, allowing you to make your own evening arrangements Fully staffed support vehicle provided by Give2Go:
• Support van and staff, including bike mechanic
• Bicycle maintenance equipment
• Supplies (water, fruit, snakes etc)
• Your bags collected and delivered
Fundraise: €1,000*. Goes To:
• Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland (CFAI) Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system of about 1200 children and adults in Ireland (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections as well as obstructing the pancreas and stopping natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food. Ireland has the highest rate of CF per capita in the world. It is an awful, debilitating disease that affects people from a very young age and provides them with little life expectancy. We’re very proud to sponsor the CFAI for the second year running.
• Southwark Irish Pensioners Project The Southwark Irish Pensioners Project (SIPP) provides a lifeline to hundreds of elderly, vulnerable and isolated Irish people in Southwark - one of the most deprived boroughs in London. For the past 17 years they have been helping generations of Irish people who emigrated to Britain in the 50’s and 60’s, to get the essential support they need to enjoy a comfortable and decent retirement. They currently support 422 pensioners by providing a comprehensive mix of services ranging from nutritious meals and befriending, to hospital visits and benefits advice. At a time when many Irish people are again departing these shores, we are delighted to add SIPP as a beneficiary of this years Trafalgar Square To Puck Fair cycle. *(We ask that you aim to reach this as a minimum target, we will not hold you prisoner to it! We would love you to raise more, but won’t shoot you for raising less either!)
DAY 1 Saturday 3rd August 2013: London – Chipping Norton, 119km
Escape the city! Starting at the crack of dawn to avoid the traffic, we’ll make our way out of the city, starting from Trafalgar Square of course, and into the English countryside, stopping in the hometown of Roald Dahl, Great Missenden, for lunch before passing through Oxford, and into the Cotswolds, before resting up in the quaint English market town of Chipping Norton.
DAY 2 Sunday 4th August 2013: Chipping Norton - Ludlow, 116km
The next day is just as good for scenery. We have a good climb towards the end of the day before arriving in the medieval town of Ludlow.
DAY 3 Monday 5th August 2013: Ludlow – Dolgellau, 113km
Our third day will see us more settled in the saddle and just in time too as it’ll be a challenging day in terms of climbs but through the “wild and beautiful” natural surroundings of historic Dolgellau.
DAY 4 Tuesday 6th August 2013: Dolgellau – Holyhead – Dublin, 117km + ferry!
You may not have heard about the Welsh countryside but you’ll know all about it by the end of our fourth day. Breathtaking! We’ll be taking the evening ferry back to Dublin so it’ll be an early start to make sure we catch it.
DAY 5 Wednesday 7th August: Dublin – Abbeyleix, 118km
Taking in the scenery at Blessington lakes before arriving in the heritage town of Abbeyleix.
DAY 6 Thursday 8th August: Abbeyleix – Adare , 121km
The longest day of the trip ends with the reward of arriving into beautiful Adare village, another heritage town and you’ll find it easy to see why.
DAY 7 Friday 9th August: Adare – Killorglin, 110km
Our final, and also our shortest, day can be taken at our leisure! We’ll be heralded into Killorglin on the eve of Puck Fair having successfully cycled from Trafalgar Square!
Cash donations can be deposited at the Give2Go Box Office, 8 Dunville Terrace, Canal road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Cash can also be deposited directly to our bank account give2Go Ireland Ltd, AIB Sandymount sort 96-36-00, account 14906065. Please note the participant and event name on the narrative. Or just pay over the phone at 003531 497 9337