The Cycle4haiti is an annual cycling event open to all ages and cycling abilities, in which two groups of 100+ cyclists pedal across the country from Dublin to Galway (200km) or Athlone to Galway (100km) over one day. Now in its 8th year, the cycle raises much needed funds to continue the amazing projects started by the EOY Finalists of ’07 and ‘08 to improve the lives of the Haitian people. Taking part, as an individual or a team, is a great way to get fit, meet new people and enjoy a tough but achievable challenge.
Throughout the cycle all cyclists stick together in a single peloton, and the groups are fully supported by a servicing and ambulance crew.
Changes from previous years:
To cater for a greater number of participants and to provide cyclists with a choice of distances to cycle we have made the following changes:
Both cycles will take place over just one day, Saturday May 19th. A hardcore group of more experienced cyclists will set off from Dublin early Saturday morning. They will join another group in Athlone to cycle as one big peloton into Galway on Saturday afternoon.
Accommodation will be provided in Galway on the Saturday night.
As always Paddywagon Coaches will be available at all times to get you wherever and whenever you need to go.
See the cycle in action!
Cycle4haiti is a fun-filled event for all involved, and to keep things interesting along the way we run a series of team challenges to take part in!
The challenges range from slow bicycle races to Jenga tournaments, Bike Basketball challenges to Cycle4haiti trivia – so there is something for everyone and every team member. All you need to take part is at least four cyclists and a competitive spirit.
If you think you are up to the challenge of wresting the Team Challenge Trophy from current holders The Barry Group, then gather your three most competitive colleagues or friends and enter a team to the Cycle4haiti!
The Soul of Haiti Foundation was established when a group of entrepreneurs and finalists of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year travelled to Haiti in 2007. These entrepreneurs set up a number of small humanitarian projects in the South of Haiti. The entrepreneurs returned to Haiti in 2008 and subsequently established a Board of Directors to carry out the Foundations mission.
The first leg of the journey will start at Barnhall Rugby Club – Lexlip, Dublin, early on the Saturday morning. This group will be joined in Athlone for the second leg of the journey, arriving in Galway on the Saturday night before a night of fun, games, food and drink.
Morale was really high after finishing the cycle, it has brought our team to a completely new level. I now know that there is nothing that we wouldn’t do for each other. We have each other’s back.Jim Barry
“Great team-building,” “can’t wait for next year,” were quotes typical of our staff that took part in Cycle4haiti. It was a massive hit with our team; people are still talking about it.David Walsh
“With literally everything catered for over the weekend, it is a truly great event that any cyclist would enjoy. Brilliant event, brilliant people. I dare anybody not to have fun.”Carl Allen
“A real ‘feelgood’ weekend, over the last 4 years I have met truly lovely people and raised funds for a very worthwhile cause, all in a fit and healthy way.”
“C4H is a really fun social weekend for a great cause, with some cycling thrown in. I’ve participated the last few years and plan to for the foreseeable future, roll on 2017!!!”Damian
“Cycle4haiti 2016 was extremely well run, taking care of everyone who took part. It’s a great way to get to know people on your team. Recommend it to anyone who likes a challenge!”Fran Keating
“A great experience, really well organised, organised training before the cycle. If you want to take up cycling this is a great opportunity, I did it after 8 weeks training.”Pat Brennan
“This was my first year doing this cycle I have done other charity cycles before but this was the most enjoyable from start to finish a massive well done to the organisers and the volunteers.”Tommy Carroll