Training Plan

Charity, Cycling and Craic!

Official training for Galway Cycle 2020 will begin in January. From here, distances will increase by 10km each week.

You must attend at least 2 mandatory cycles throughout the training – one in February and one in March. You have a choice of 2 weekends in each month. These cycles are enforced to ensure that all participants are comfortable with cycling in a group prior to the weekend of the cycle.

Training leaves from the gates of the South Campus of Maynooth University each Saturday and Sunday at 10am (longer cycles later in training may leave at 9am).  Please keep an eye on the Facebook page for the latest updates on training (e.g. weather, etc.).

All cyclists must satisfy the following prerequisites to attend training and/or to take part in the Galway Cycle event:

  • You must hold either a Leisure or Competition membership with Cycling Ireland.
  • You must wear a helmet on all cycles with the club.
  • Your bicycle must have a red rear light
  • Your bicycle must have a rear mudguard (see PDF below for more details)

If you have any questions on this, or think you can’t attend the requisite mandatory cycles, please contact

January 4th/5thIntroductory 10 km and Special Day for Beginners
January 11th/12th20 km
January 18th/19th30 km
January 25th/26th40 km
February 1st/2nd50 km
February 8th/9thMANDATORY 60 km
February 15th/16thMANDATORY 60 km
February 22nd/23rd70 km
February 29th/March 1stMANDATORY 80 km
March 7th/8thMANDATORY 90 km
March 14th/15th100 km
March 21st/22nd110 km, last big cycle
March 28th/29th60 km tapered
April 3rdG DAY!! 🙂
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