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 (208km) or Athlone to Galway (86km) 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 6th. A hardcore group of more experienced cyclists will set off from Dublin early Saturday morning. Before entering Galway for the grand finale this group will be joined by a larger Peloton of cyclists that will have started from Athlone.
•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.
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.Find out more
The first leg of the journey will start in Lucan, 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.
A proven team builder
Cycle4haiti is a great team-building event. Training before the cycle gives you and your colleagues the chance to work together and drive each other to succeed. Team challenges throughout the weekend instil a competitive element, encouraging teams to work together and compete with others. So if you and your colleagues are looking for a challenge, just enter a team from your workplace to join in the fun, get fit and raise funds!
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 event,” “great team-building,” “really rewarding,” “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