Now in its’ third year, the Brideswell Pattern Charity Cycle is an annual event organised to coincide with the Brideswell Pattern Weekend in the village of Brideswell, Athlone, Co. Roscommon.
Since its beginning in 2017, the event has raised funds for Cancer Care West and Athlone Sub Aqua Club.
The event starts and finishes in the village of Brideswell just outside Athlone, in South Roscommon.
Cyclists have three routes to choose from.
50km – Our 50km route brings cyclists on a tour of the villages of Curraghboy, Athleague (where refreshments await), Mount Talbot, Four Roads and Dysart, Co. Roscommon before returning back to Brideswell.
80km- Our 80km heads east towards Athlone before looping back and heading west towards the town of Roscommon where cyclists will turn off and head for the first climb of the day Scrine Hill. From there cyclists will link in with the 50km route before stopping for refreshments in the village of Athleague. Cyclists will follow the same route as the 50km back to the village of Brideswell.
120km – Described by seasoned cyclists as a “challenging 120km”, this is a much more demanding route. It begins with the 80km again taking cyclists east towards Athlone before turning back West for Roscommon. Cyclists will climb Scrine Hill and stop for refreshments in Athleague. From there the route takes cyclists through Mount Talbot back to Four Roads where another climb awaits. Cyclists will continue to Dysart and from there will take the road to Ballinasloe with plenty of rolling Hills. From Ballinasloe cyclists will turn back towards Athlone on the old Galway to Dublin Road, a reasonably flat stretch. On the outskirts of Athlone cyclists will again turn back West to return to the village of Brideswell.
Cyclists on all routes will enjoy the beautiful countryside of South Roscommon and those on the 120km will also cross over into County Galway.
Please be reminded that you need to have a Cycling Ireland License to participate in this event. If you are not a member of a cycling club or current member of Cycling Ireland you need to choose the Non-Cycling Ireland option as this includes the price of a one day license.
Cycling Ireland Members:
Early Bird: €20
Non Cycling Ireland Members:
Early Bird: €25
(This includes the €5 fee for 1 day licence).
PLEASE NOTE ALL CYCLISTS ARE ASKED TO SIGN ON, ON THE MORNING OF THE EVENT IN THE VILLAGE MARQUEE. PLEASE BRING REGISTRATION EMAIL.
You Can register for this cycle by following this LINK. Thank you!
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