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Pedal Power - The countdown to The Great Railway Cycle 2023 is on!

The Great Railway Cycle 2023 takes place on Saturday, 23rd September at 10am.

The Great Railway Cycle follows the general route of the Bandon and South Coast Railway which closed in 1961. The event (previously called the Carrigaline Lions Cycle Classic) is now in its 32nd year and has raised €750,000 for various charities during that period with much of the proceeds going to our principal benefactor, Marymount Hospice.

  • The cycle is a one-day event with distance options of 50km and 100km

  • Starting and finishing at Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre

  • Starting time 10am (Check-in open from 9am)

  • 100km Route: Carrigaline – Innishannon – Kinsale – Carrigaline

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Pictured at the launch of the forthcoming 32nd Carrigaline Lions Club Cycle Classic which will be held on Sept. 23rd, were from left, Wil Organ, PepsiCo ; Diane Mageem Community + Event Fundraiser, Marymount Hospice ; Damien Craven, President of Carrigaline Lions Club ; Liz Spratt, PepsiCo ; The Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath, T.D. and Jen Power, PepsiCo. Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy

This cycling event was started in 1991 and has so far raised €750,000 for various charities. Not bad for a fun event! Worthy beneficiaries include Marymount Hospice, ARC Cancer Support, Cork University Hospital, Carrigaline Senior Citizens and the Lions Youth Centre Project which opened in 2015 on Church Road in Carrigaline.

President of The Lions Club, Damien Craven said " We are all looking forward to this years event. It is a great day out to raises funds for some fantastic charities and organisations."

Event details and schedule

Check-in will take place at the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre from 9am on the morning of Saturday, September 23rd 2023. See for further details.

Cllr. Jack White, Simon Coveny TD, President of The Lions Club, Damien Craven at the launch of The Great Railway Cycle Classic 2023. Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy

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