Since 2010 Mayo Pink Ribbon has organised events to raise much-needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. This year the Pink Ribbon Cycle takes place on 29th April 2023.

The purpose of the cycle is to raise money for breast cancer research and over the past twelve years €1,359.155,85 has been donated to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. The Mayo Pink Ribbon cycle is one of the most popular fundraising events in the West of Ireland in no small part due to the warm welcome cyclists receive from the local communities along the routes.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER? There is no fee to register for this event but as this is a fundraiser all cyclists are asked to raise or donate a minimum of €100 in order to participate (€60 for u18s).

CAN I FUNDRAISE ONLINE? All cyclists will be issued with sponsorship cards on registration. You also have a facility to set up a fundraising page. There is a link to this on our website.

WHAT ARE THE CYCLING ROUTES? The cycle comprises of two distances: 52km, 108km. These routes will take the cyclists through the magnificent Mayo countryside. 52KM ROUTE 108KM ROUTE.

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MERCHANDISE Event jerseys and gilets may be purchased in advance or on the day of the cycle (subject to availability). Jerseys cost €30. Gilets cost €35.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE All cyclists under 18 must have a consent signed by a parent or guardian on the morning of the cycle. Children under 16 must be accompanied on the cycle by an adult.

CYCLE SAFETY Our event is a leisure cycle not a race and it takes place on open roads. It is of paramount importance that cyclists obey the rules of the road at all times showing courtesy and consideration for other road users and riding in a manner that is safe to themselves and others. All cyclists participate at their own risk and they must rely on their own ability in dealing with all hazards. We ask that you please obey the instructions of gardaí, marshals, helpers and support staff at all times. When out on open roads we ask that cyclists only ride two abreast when safe to do so and go in single file when necessary. The use of earbuds while cycling is prohibited and cyclists are asked to refrain from drinking alcohol while on the route.All participants should have a level of fitness appropriate to their chosen route.