Registration Times and Locations
Dublin, Friday 5th May 2017 from 12pm – 7pm
at One4all Offices, Unit 2 Swords Business Park, Swords, Co Dublin
What to bring to registration
Your day bag will be brought in a support van and you will have access to it during the cycle (whereas your weekend bag will be sent straight to the hotel and you will not see it again until you get there).
Money raised online is transferred directly to the Haven Foundation account, however if you have collected any cash, this is the time to drop it off. Any cheques should be addressed to the Haven Foundation.
If you want to drop off your bike at registration the night before, you can and it will be transported to the starting point for you. Alternatively you can transport it to the starting point yourself.
At registration you will also receive your registration pack including Cycling jersey, hoodie, water bottle and official number for the event and fill in a short form for the Red Cross & Cycling Ireland
Raffle Ticket Stubs
Your bag should include
Just in case you get sweaty
Just in case you lose one pair
It’s Ireland, it will probably rain
Just in case you get wet
It will keep your hands warm
Bring two, specific for your bike
Saturday 6th May 2017
Arrive on Saturday equipped with the following
Overnight bag (which will go straight to your hotel in Galway)
Bike (if you have dropped your bike at registration the night before it will be there for you)
Helmet, if you do not have a helmet you will not be allowed cycle, this is for your safety.
Jersey (which you will have collected at registration)
Light Rain Jacket
Water Bottle on bike (bottle will be supplied at registration).
*Please note that all times given are just a guide and may vary due to weather and cycling conditions.
Leg 1 – Dublin Starting Point
Barnhall Rugby Club – Lexlip
The Peloton (group of cyclists) along with repair, catering, safety and first aid support units all travel together with Garda assistance at an average speed of 25k per hr. Fully stocked pitstops approximately every 50KM
All Cyclists to be at Barnhall Rugby Club by 6.15am. Departure time is @ 6.30am
Safety briefing will take place
Peloton will depart at 6.30am sharp
Peloton will stop for lunch in Athlone Gaa Club @ 11.20am
Leg 2 – Athlone Starting Point
Athlone Gaa Club
The Peloton (group of cyclists) along with repair, catering, safety and first aid support units all travel together with Garda assistance at an average speed of 22k per hr. Fully stocked pitstops approximately every 30KM
Peloton will depart for Galway from Athlone Gaa Club @ 12.00 (free parking available for the weekend)
Peloton will arrive into Eyre Square Galway @ 5.30pm
Bus to Hotels @ 6.00pm
Bus to Gala Dinner/Awards location @ 7.30pm
Gala Dinner/Awards @ 7.45pm
Sunday 7th May 2017
Coaches for Dublin & Athlone depart from hotels, Bikes are transported by trucks
Coaches arrive back at Athlone Gaa Club
Coaches arrive back at Barnhall Rugby Club, Lexlip
Coaches and bikes arrive back at One4all, Swords
Dublin Bike Collection
Collect Bike from One4all Head office, Swords. If you cannot collect your bike on Sunday, collection is available during working hours the following week.
Check your gear today!
The best way to ensure you have a great weekend is to have a safe bike, wear a helmet and ride safely on the road. The following items should be checked on your bike now and NOT the morning of the cycle:
Check for nicks and weakness likely to cause puncture and ensure they are pumped to correct pressure. If in doubt please ask.
It could even be worth investing in new brake blocks (€10)
Brake and Gear cables
Oiled and running smoothly
Check that they are not jumping or causing chain to slip off
Water bottle cage
Get one if you don’t have one.
Ensure they are straight and tight
Have you got the height checked for you?
It may be best for your local bike shop to help you with the above.