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Hundreds turn out for scenic run on 30th Croí Corrib Charity Cycle

Over 700 enthusiastic cyclists pedalled their way through the picturesque landscapes of Connemara as the the 30th Croí Corrib Charity Cycle concluded with resounding success on Sunday week lat.

The participants headed out from from Dangan through Connemara, finishing at Croí House, Newcastle as they marked the 30th anniversary of the charity cycle, making the remarkable achievement even more significant.

The event surpassed all expectations and raised vital funds to support Croí’s lifesaving work, bringing together cyclists from all walks of life to improve cardiovascular health.

One of the highlights of this event is the carefully planned route, which showcases the breathtaking beauty of the Connemara region.

Cyclists embarked on a memorable journey, cycling through the stunning countryside and picturesque towns and villages from Dangan through Moycullen, Spiddal, Rossaveal, Maam Cross, Oughterard, and finishing at Croí House in Newcastle.

This year, there were two route options to suit all abilities: the 107km route and a 47km route. The routes received a very positive response from cyclists.

Christine Flanagan, Croí’s Director of Fundraising, expressed her deep appreciation for the overwhelming response and the impact it will have on the charity’s efforts.

“The 30th Croí Corrib Charity Cycle has exceeded all expectations, and we are incredibly grateful to all the cyclists, sponsors, and volunteers who made it possible,” she said.

“The funds raised through this event will go a long way in ensuring that Croí can continue to provide crucial cardiovascular services and support to those in need.

“Every donation counts and enables us to make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by heart disease and stroke,” she added.

The funds raised from the 30th Croí Corrib Charity Cycle will be utilised to advance Croí’s ongoing initiatives, including community education programmes, prevention programmes and support services such as Croí Connects (Croí’s phone and online support service), focused on cardiovascular health and stroke supports.

Pictured: The Challenge Cycling Club, Clarinbridge (l-r) John Costello Kevin Conlon, Aoife Sharkey and Kevin Malone after completing The Croí Corrib Charity Cycle on Sunday. The fundraising cycle through Connemara now in its 30th year, supports Croí in delivering lifesaving initiatives to prevent cardiovascular disease, providing support for people and their families impacted by a cardiac event or stroke. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy 

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