I recently got the all clear from surviving cancer and now I want to give back to a charity who helped me out so much.
I want to get involved in a cycle in ireland in july, August or september and raise funds for my chosen charity.
Could people here suggest what cycle I could do. Im from Dublin, fairly fit and wouldnt mind if it was between 80 and 150km. or over 2 or 3 days.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Fair play. Great Dublin Bike Ride might be the ticket. It's not too tough at all and is on normally second weekend of September. Meath Heritage tour is on a few weeks earlier too. There's dozens and dozens to choose from though of varying degrees of seriousness and for all capabilities.
Best of luck
I was in a similar position to yourself and did this one last year. Great event, but may be a bit earlier than you were planning.
Thanks so much. Defo going to look to do this. No information on their page for 2017 dates. Thanks
Thanks for the information Jimm. Did you have to fundraise for St james hospital only? Did you have to raise a certain amount?
I was a patient of the Mater Hospital and Arc centre helped me out so I would like to cycle for ARC Centre. you reckon its possible?
Are you in a club OP?
Would you consider doing a 3 /4 day Mizen To Malin or the like? Logistics are not simple or cheap but with a club onboard an volunteers to drive van/minibus etc and with proper use of social media it attracts attention. It'll assist with fundraisers other than cycle also.
Book ahead and possible to get great value on accommodation etc.
IME experience people are immediately receptive to lending a hand to cancer charities.
Best of luck either way
Check our materfoundation.ie
May not be quiet the focus you want but will be able to help
The mater foundation are involved with the Great dublin bike ride each year with sponsor packs etc. Give them a shout first (x) amount of competitors get some mater foundation jersey etc
Well done. Hopefully not rude, but might I suggest if you are raising awareness around the cycle and looking for donations, you could also include the importance of donating blood and or platelets. It's a great alternative to those who cannot afford to give money to charity and is so important in cancer treatment.
Congratulations on your results and well done for giving back. You're doing a wonderful thing. Please post links to your donation page when you've got everything organised, I'd be happy to donate.
Well done Glenners.
I did the Cross Rugby Legends Mizen to Malin a few years ago. It was a great week and they raise money for cancer research with Prof John Reynolds in Trinity College and St James. The do a shorter 4-5 day Wild Atlantic Way tour now. The event is organised by the Wallace brothers, the ex Ireland rugby internationals and it's great fun with loads retired well known rugby players.
Myself and a mate just paid and entered as supporters. I raised an extra bit of sponsorship also from family, friends, workmates, etc.
I you are looking for an away trip, ARC and the Mater Foundation are both involved in the Paris2Nice Cycle in Sept.
congratulations OP on your all clear
it's a great gesture to give something back too - the mater foundation are really well set up to assist you with your fundraising efforts. definitely worth giving them a shout.
The DAA run a charity cycle in Sept around NCD , last year it was 81 km and relatively flat. One of the beneficiary charities was ARC. Small enough event ., only 120 riders in it last year, but they raised almost €30k in total through sponsorship and sponsor cards .
Hi Jimm. thanks for that. I know alot about the paris2nice cycle. I was in contact with arc about it and I think ill try do it for 2018. The prices are expensive like €1775 before flights so i cant afford it this year. Cheers for the advice
Fair play man.