To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Purple House, we have an amazing cycle challenge planned for 2020! The Coast2Coast Galway to Bray Cycle!
We want you to join us as we cycle from Coast2Coast of Ireland to raise funds and awareness of our Cancer Support Services and ensure that no family living with Cancer is alone.
Leaving from Kinvara this two-day cycle challenge traverses the country to arrive in Bray along the promenade overlooking the Irish Sea. The route will be on well researched paved roads through scenic countryside utilising secondary and tertiary roads to minimise traffic and ensure the cycling is enjoyable.
The terrain is not unduly challenging, with no major climbs – the maximum elevation is 164metres with a 3% gradient over 1.5km to reach this point. However, it is pleasantly undulating and the second day at 120km is a long cycle and therefore some training would be beneficial to maximise the enjoyment of the ride.
Friday 4th September 2020 - Transfer to Kinvara
We will have a transfer bus to bring us to the start of the challenge in Kinvara. It will leave Bray at 2.30pm and be in Kinvara by 6pm after you get settled in the hotel we will have dinner and a pre-tour chat about the next two days and it will also be a chance to get to know everybody on the trip.
Saturday 5th September 2020 - Kinvara to Tullamore (124km)
We start the cycle out of Kinvara and head inland heading east towards the mighty Shannon. We will be on the small back roads connecting the midlands farms and small villages that are rarely seen. As we move along the unspoilt countryside we will cross the Shannon then we cycle past the bogs and into Tullamore to our hotel and a well earned rest and dinner.
Sunday 6th September 2020 - Tullamore to Bray (120km)
We keep heading east on quiet backroads towards the river Liffey, heralding our arrival into the east. Here we pass by farms and unspoilt countryside, parts of the country that most people rarely see. Finally, we make our way into Dublin and get our first glimpse of the sea, before heading south towards Bray. We then cycle to Bray beach and finish and the bandstand, and enjoy a well-earned celebration dinner in the Martello. Of course, the will be time for the traditional swim before dinner!
Relax and leave the logistics to us! We take care of the accommodation, breakfast, baggage transfer, evening meals, mechanics and support crew.
Participants are asked to achieve a personal fundraising target of at least €1,000.
Accommodation is on a shared twin room basis unless specifically requested otherwise where a supplement applies.
A deposit of €50 secures your place on the Coast2Coast Cycle 2020.
Included in the above target:
2 Nights Accommodation (Galway and Tullamore)
3 x dinners
2 x Lunches
Snacks along the route
Back up van with mechanical support
Purple House Cycling Jersey
Cycling guides at the ratio of 1 guide per 10 cyclists