400km Cycle

Charity, Cycling and Craic!

Participating as a Cyclist

The Galway Cycle has always been an event based around cycling, and 2021 will continue to offer a cycling option. Unfortunately this will be different to previous years, both in participation and in the training towards it. Instead of cycling to and from Galway over the event weekend, participants should instead be looking to complete an equivalent distance over the course of the weekend, i.e. 400km.

It is at the participant’s discretion as to how they complete this 400km, e.g. 400km in one day, or 200km per day over 2 days, 100km per day over 4 days, etc.

Sample Training Plan

DateWeekDistanceOutline
Jan 16th-17th120kmLeisurely spin
Jan 20th110kmRecovery spin or brisk walk (5km)
Jan 23rd-24th230kmDuring the session plan to cycle 2km at 2-5km above your normal average
Jan 27th215kmRecovery spin or brisk walk (5km)
Jan 30th-31st340kmDuring the session plan to cycle 2x2km at 2-5km above your normal average
Feb 3rd320kmRecovery spin or brisk walk (10km)
Feb 6th-7th450kmDuring the session plan to cycle 2x2km at 2-5km above your normal average
Feb 10th425kmRecovery spin
Feb 13th-14th560kmDuring the session plan to cycle 3x2km at 2-5km above your normal average
Feb 17th530kmRecovery spin
Feb 20th-21st670kmDuring the session plan to cycle 3x2km at 2-5km above your normal average
Feb 24th630kmRecovery spin
Feb 27th-28th780kmDuring the session plan to cycle 2x4km at 2-5km above your normal average
Mar 3rd730kmRecovery spin
Mar 6th-7th890kmDuring the session plan to cycle 2x4km at 2-5km above your normal average
Mar 10th830kmRecovery spin
Mar 13th-14th9100kmDuring the session plan to cycle 3x4km at 2-5km above your normal average
Mar 17th930kmRecovery spin
Mar 20th-21st10110kmDuring the session plan to cycle 3x4km at 2-5km above your normal average
Mar 24th1030kmRecovery spin
Mar 27th-28th1160kmTaper
Mar 31st1120kmTaper

Training Tips and Notes

  1. Please ensure that you are compliant with the public health guidelines and restrictions in force at the time throughout the course of your training. This is the responsibility of individual participants.
  2. Make sure your bike is safe to cycle
  3. Carry a spare tube and pump
  4. Plan your route and let someone know both it and your expected time to return home
  5. Bring your phone and ensure it is charged
  6. Bring water and food suitable for the distance you are cycling
  7. Make sure that you are visible on the road – front and rear lights (white and red respectively), bright clothing, and/or high visiblity if you are cycling in low light.