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Marymount Christmas Cracker Cycle 2023

Marymount Christmas Cracker Cycle 2023

2nd December 2023


The annual Christmas Cracker Cycle in aid of Marymount University Hospice will take place on Saturday, December 2

Now in its 14th year, the cycle provides a great day out while raising vital funds for Marymount. This year sees the two usual routes for participants to choose from, both starting and finishing at Marymount. See more details on both routes below.

Start time: 10.00am Registration from 8.30am.

Anyone driving to the start will be directed to park at the Greyhound stadium which is just across the N40 from Marymount. 

For the main start at 10.00 am, Gardai will provide assistance to get cyclists safely around the Bandon Road Roundabout and up the Liberties hill past Dunnes. 

The ‘Mini Cracker’ route of 60km will turn left just before Innishannon, then Dunderrow, Kinsale, Halfway and back to Marymount. 

The ‘Maxi Cracker’ route of 80km will go through Innishannon, Bandon, Kilbrittain, Ballinspittle, Kinsale, Halfway and back to Marymount. 

Routes will be well signposted with backup from motorcycle marshals and support vehicles. 

To register for this event click the Register button. There is no event registration fee as participants are instead asked to make a voluntary donation.

There will be a prize for the ‘Best Club’ and ‘Best Costume’, as well as spot prizes on December 2. A special prize will be sponsored this year sponsored by Velo Revolution.

Refreshments will be provided to cyclists at start and end of cycle in Marymount. Cyclists are encouraged to dress themselves in festive attire and to decorate their bikes. 

Marymount needs to raise over €3.0m each year to continue providing its vital services and annual events like this contribute greatly to ensuring we can uphold the high standard of services provided to those in our care and their families.

If you have a query about this event please contact [email protected].


Velo Revolution have very kindly partnered up with us for the day and donated A MASSIVE PRIZE valued at over €600 for one lucky participant. 

They will kit out 1 lucky rider from head to toe with High Performance Winter Cycling Apparel from their Collection.

Prize includes Bib Tights Deep Winter, Jacket ICE Deep Winter, Thermal Long Sleeve Core Base layer, Winter Overshoes, Thermo Roubaix Neckwarmer, Deep Winter Gloves and Buff.

Winner will be put in contact with Velo Revolution and can chose appropriate sizes and colours from their range.

CORK born brand Velo Revolution®, is one of Ireland's leading Custom Cycling and Triathlon Clothing Suppliers, and we are delighted to have them on board.