GC2017 update!

Open Meeting 
The first Open Meeting for Galway Cycle 2017 is due to take place on Tuesday the 31st of January at 7:30 p.m. in JH1. This meeting is an opportunity for both cyclists and collectors or anybody else who may be interested in joining us this year to come along and find out more. We will be giving an overview of the weekend so you know what to expect. We will also have representatives from this years charity the National Rehabilitation Hospital Paediatric Unit to share some more with you.   
As you should be aware registration for GC 2017 is open. Please follow the link above to register if you are planning on joining us but haven’t yet done so. The deadline to register is Friday February 3rd so make sure to get in early.

Upcoming Fundraising Events 
The annual table quiz is due to take place at the end of the month on Tuesday the 31st of January. This coincides with the Open Meeting so please do join us afterwards in Brady’s Clockhouse Pub on the Main Street in Maynooth for a fun filled evening. This event is due to kick off at 9p.m.

Training Update 
Training cycles have officially commenced so I hope you are all ready to get back on your bike. Departure is at 10am sharp so please be there at least 15 minutes early. Remember that it is mandatory for all cyclists to have valid Cycling Ireland insurance for the training cycles. Please bring a copy of your number (printed or on your phone) for your first training spin and we will give you a sticker for your helmet so that we know for future training spins. If you have any queries/questions feel free to email training@galwaycycle.ie.

Galway Cycle 2017 Starts Here!!!

For those of you who haven’t heard, we’re on the road to Galway Cycle 2017!  At the AGM on Thursday November 3rd, the incoming committee for 2017 were elected, and the voting membership selected the recipient charity for the 2017 cycle, namely the National Rehabilitation Hospital’s Paediatric Unit.

As mentioned, the committee for 2017 was elected, namely:

  • President: Samantha Ward
  • Vice President: Martin Rocks
  • Secretary: Emer Gilmartin
  • Treasurer: Nancy O’Hara
  • Webmaster: Paddy Walsh
  • Head of Fundraising & PR: Louise Sullivan
  • Head of Food Committee: Ann Marie Brennan
  • Head of Training: Bill Watson
  • Head of Support Committee: Aidan Harper

Keep an eye out for further updates, including fundraisers, training updates, charity information, registration opening, and lots more!!  Also, if you of anyone you know think you would like to help out with PR/Fundraising/Food Committee, please contact the representative committee head(s), president@galwaycycle.ie, or the Galway Cycle via Facebook!

Open Meeting – JH1, 7:30pm, Feb 16th 2016

GC 2016 is  getting ever closer, and as part of the preparations, our next open meeting will take place at 7:30pm on Tuesday February 16th.
This meeting is aimed at all collectors and cyclists, and will consist primarily of an information night, but is also a great way to get to know the people you have been, and will be, cycling with off the bike – people look different without lycra, believe it or not, and it’ll be street clothes for Galway on the Saturday.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend, whether you’ve registered for the first time, have yet to decide to take the plunge (do it!), or have 20+ cycles under your belt already!  In the case that you’re on the fence still, this would be a great time to talk to people about the weekend itself, and convince yourself (as if it were needed) that you should be coming along!  It’s also a great way to talk to people about ideas for fundraising, and all other aspects of the cycle and the weekend.
The meeting will be chaired by Aaron D’Arcy (this year’s president), and a rough agenda for the evening is below:
  • Roxy will speak about training, both so far and what is to come
  • A representative from DSI present outlining what exactly the money raised will go towards, and why we are in fact cycling to Galway and back!

There will also be a short support crew meeting afterwards.

So make sure to come along and meet your GC compatriots, as well as a reminder of why you’re cycling 400km (or supporting it if you’re a collector!)

Table Quiz – Bradys, Tuesday January 26th 2016

That’s right, it’s quiz time again, and we’ll be holding our first quiz of the year in Brady’s of Maynooth on Tuesday January 26th!!  Hit the event page below for the latest details, and to let us know if we’ll be seeing you there!

GC2016 Quiz Time

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 7:30 pm

@ Bradys Clockhouse Maynooth

Creator: Galway Cycle


In other news, in spite of the chilly conditions this weekend past, GC 2016 training continued and saw a good group take to the roads around Maynooth on both Saturday and Sunday:

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Registration is open, and training has started!!!

In case you hadn’t heard, with the new year we’re hitting a new busy season for the cycle, and we have seen the launch of Galway Cycle 2016, the opening of registration, and the commencement of training!

On December 17th, we were delighted to welcome Sean Kelly to Maynooth University to launch the event. Also in attendance were representatives from the GC committee, and from our charity partner, Down Syndrome Ireland

To coincide with the launch, registration opened in late December, and if you haven’t registered for the best weekend of 2016 yet, we’d advise you to do so quickly!!  You can use the form below to get started


And last but not least, training for GC 2016 kicked off this weekend past, and we had a great mix of new and old faces on the road both Saturday and Sunday for the first 10km spin.  For more details of upcoming training weekends, including the all-important mandatory cycles, please see out Training Plan!  As you can see from the photos below, craic was had both days, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone on the road!