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The Light Fund Cycle Tour 2018

Challenge type: Bike in support of The Light Fund

Destination: United Kingdom

Runs from : 11th June 2018 to 15th June 2018


• A 4 day Cycling Challenge (Approx. 520km/325miles) from Bristol to Dublin
• Cycle with 100-120 riders on fully signposted routes
• Leaving Bristol on Tuesday 12th June – arriving Dublin on Friday 15th June 2018 

4 days of cycling through stunning Welsh and Irish countryside, with challenging climbs, invigorating downhills, stops & snacks and great friendships to be made!!

A full training and advice package will be available. This is truly achievable for most people even if you are thinking of getting on a bike for the first time in years or in your life. But you need to train! We will be arranging various training rides throughout the next year to help people get used to riding in a peloton and good distances.

Individual Entry Costs to be borne by the Participant. Assuming 80 participants, approximate entry cost of €1050 / £900 (inc VAT). This covers full participation in the event.

Please note, places are capped at a maximum of 120 riders so places will be guaranteed on a first come first serve basis. 

What's included:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation (Mon – Fri)
  • All meals and snacks 
  • Ferry crossing
  • Transportation of the bikes to the start line (Bristol) and return to the UK will also be included, with 2/3 drop off points (North / Midlands / South TBC).
  • Complete support package including: route planning, back up cars and support teams, medical, physio and recovery
  • Rooms included for the Monday night in Bristol. All riders will need to arrive Monday evening for a briefing / meal, in readiness for a very early departure on Tuesday am.
  • Celebratory party, which will be open to family and friends, all details to be confirmed shortly

£200 Non refundable registration fee applies

Price based on 2 people sharing a room. Single room supplements will apply. 

What's not included:

  • Return travel costs back from Dublin
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending money


A full sponsorship programme will be available for companies or individuals to play an important role in both making this a truly memorable, inclusive and fun event as well as contribute towards achieving the fundraising target. 

Early opportunities exist for premium sponsorship places and for any enquiries please contact Ian Hyder: ianh@max-publishing.co.uk 



Pre Event Day – 11 June

Overnight stay in Bristol pre event for dinner and evening briefing at 19.30pm.

Day 1 – Bristol – Glenneath - Carmarthen - 12 June

Our starting point for this fantastic ride is Bristol, an amazing and vibrant city set in the hills of South West England!  We cycle towards the lovely little town of Llandovery for our overnight.  It set to be a spectacular day cycling.  We finish in Glenneath and transfer by coach to Carmarthen. 

Approx. 80 miles

Day 2 - Carmarthen – Fishguard – Wexford – 13 June

Today we set off from the little town of Llandovery, right next to the Brecon Beacons. After a briefing on the challenge ahead we set off on our journey. It’s not long before we put our training to the test with a few hills to conquer and lots of steep descents to navigate. Our route today sees us cycling on very quiet, rural roads, enjoying some spectacular scenery on high moorland, as well as miles of pine trees! We cycle to Fishguard and enjoy a relaxing lunch on our ferry crossing over to Ireland. On arrival in Rosslare we will have a short ride to the old Viking town of Wexford where we overnight. 

Approx. 47 miles

Day 3 - Wexford to Carlow Town – 14 June

Our route today starts with some beautiful cycling through the quiet scenic back roads of County Wexford.. We soon come to the picturesque(and particularly hilly) town of Enniscorthy, which houses both Enniscorthy Castle and St. Aidan’s Cathedral. As we cycle north, our path takes us to Blunclody, the River Slaney and a well deserved lunch. After a chance to relax in these beautiful surroundings, we’re back on our bikes to cycle into County Carlow; famous for its mountains, glorious countryside and river valleys. Our destination for the night is Carlow, a vibrant college and market town. 

Approx. 72 miles

Day 4 -  Carlow to Dublin – 15 June

We leave County Carlow this morning and head North East towards Ireland’s capital. We cycle on quiet country roads, and soon come to Glendalough, County Wicklow, often known as ‘the Valley of the two lakes.’  A small detour takes us to the lakes themselves: a truly stunning sight.  After lunch, we come across some tough riding but with some fantastic views; our route taking us through the fantastic Wicklow Mountains National Park. This undulating course takes us along minor roads towards the coast before passing through the quieter suburbs of Dublin; cycling into the city’s infamous Trinity College to finish. Tonight we celebrate our achievement with a celebratory meal in the heart of Dublin. 

Approx. 66 miles

Day 5- Dublin – London – 16 June

Free time to explore and everyone makes their own arrangements home.

Please note this is a complex itinerary which is subject to change.
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Payment details: 

Event deposit upon registeration: £200

Tour Cost to Pay: £700

Minimum Sponsorship Amount to Fundraise: Between £750 - £1000


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