With less than three weeks to go to the Giro de Baile Charity Cycle, we hope that you are enjoying your training and that you are getting as excited as us for the day to arrive!
This will cover a few items that are important for planning your trip, for your safety on the day and to ensure your full enjoyment of this great fundraising event.
Manage your booking
Booking online will ensure your quick and easy passage through registration and also guarantee a special pair of Giro cycling shades
Start and Finish
The Start and Finish Line location will again be at the Ballycastle community Hall, .
Sign on will be possible from 8am on sunday until 9:30am.
TO FACILITATE A SPEEDY SIGN IN PLEASE
Follow the marshall instructions
Your safety is uppermost in our planning on this day, please cycle showing due care and consideration. Think of other road users including those in cars/buses. You should always expect local traffic even on the quiet roads. Obey the rules of the road and don’t do anything you wouldn’t do when driving a car.
Giro de Baile designated car parks will be located on the approach to the village and at the local Ballycastle Gaa pitch. We ask cyclists not to park in or around St Bridgets Church
Helmets are compulsory and no Tri-bars
Please display your bike tag in the proper manner. This will ensure your swift passage through checkpoints. If your bike tag is not readily visible you will be delayed at the checkpoints
Wearing your wrist band on the day allows you to gain entry to the food stops.
Please endeavour to leave the towns you pass through and the Mayo countryside as you found it. There will be facilities for rubbish in each town and along the route so please do not litter.
We would like to advise that promotional footage will be filmed on the weekend of the event. Please be aware that you have signed up to a public event where there are cameras etc and that photos and images will appear as happens at any sporting event.
There are two official food stops on the route and three water stops
Killala Wolfdog tavern -26km
Mcguires Barnatra – 83km
Plenty of sandwiches, fruit, Bars and of course the obligatory Brack and Tea!
We also have water stops ( fruit, Bars water) located
Crossmolina at Coolturk -50
Belderrig community centre -130km
Mitchells of Moygownagh -46km on the 60km route
On behalf of the Giro de Baile Charity Cycle Committee and the many Beneficiaries of the 2016 Event we would like to take this opportunity to thank volunteers who work tirelessly on making the cycle such a special and safe occasion. This is a complete voluntary managed and operated event and without the volunteers it would not be possible.
Please follow our website www.girodebaile,com or our Facebook page for any important updates closer to the event.
Happy & Safe Cycling!
Giro de Baile Committee