FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle?
The Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle (formerly The West Cork Emergency Services & Friends Charity Cycle) will be based in Bantry, West Cork and will be held on Saturday the 11th July 2020. The Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is run to raise funds for local charities; with the help of our many Sponsors we ensure that practically every cent raised goes to the charities. The Cycle is organised by the West Cork Emergency Services & Friends, primarily made up of members of An Garda Síochána, Cork County Fire Service, HSE Ambulance Service, West Cork Civil Defence, The Red Cross and The Irish Coastguard. Now in its 17th year, this cycle has already raised over €525,000 for local West Cork Charities.
When and where is event sign in?
All cyclists must sign in at Bantry Fire Station, which is located on the main square in Bantry. Sign in will be from 7.00pm – 8.30pm on Friday 10 July and from 7.00am – 8.30am on Saturday 11 July.
What is the Entry Fee?
€60 including Booking Fee, Insurance etc. thereafter
Can I give an extra donation?
Are there minimum age requirements to enter?
All participants must be aged 16 or over on the day of the cycle.
All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Each participant, upon registration agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of riding the route.
What do I need to bring on the cycle?
- Your bike must be road worthy and in good working order.
- Helmet (every cyclist is required the wear a helmet).
- Food and drink (there are food stations on the route but it is always safer to bring your own. You will need it!)
- Puncture Repair Kit (2 Spare Tubes, Tyre Levers, Pump)
- Mobile phone.
- Windproof top – hopefully it won’t be needed!
- Suncream – hopefully it will be needed!
- Your Ticket (attached to your email confirmation.
If I register but cannot attend the cycle, can I transfer my registration to the following year?
PLEASE BRING YOUR LITTER BACK TO THE FINISH AREA.
Is there a maximum number of cyclists?
What do I need to bring to sign in?
You will need to bring the Event Ticket that you received when registering for the cycle. Registration will be by Race Number (Number in RED) on the Ticket. Sign in Times: Friday 10th July 7pm-8.30pm Saturday 11th July 7am-8.30am
Are there showers available after the event?
Is there first aid?
Is there a bike mechanic available?
If you encounter a problem that you are unable to sort yourself phone the Mechanical helpline number which will be printed on your wristband.
Please give clear and precise information on the nature of the problem, where you are located and give your contact number.
The coordinator will inform the nearest mechanic to assist you but please understand that they may take some time to reach you. It is strongly advised that you have a full service carried out on your bike before the event.
Where is the nearest accommodation?
What do you get at sign in?
What time does the cycle start and finish?
The finishing time for the cycle is 6.00pm.
What facilities / food stops are on the day?
– Goleen (35km)
– Durrus (90km)
– Goleen (35km)
– Goleen (35km)
The Durrus food stop will provide sustenance for cyclists on the 130km route, however, if you feel the need you are more than welcome to stop. Water will also be available at the top of the Goat’s Path Climb on the 130km Sheeps Head route.
PLEASE NOTE: The feed station in Goleen is open from 10.00am to 12.00pm and Durrus is open from 12pm to 3.00pm.
YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR WRISTBAND TO ACCESS FEED STATIONS.
Do I have to stick to the route I indicated when registering?
Are the roads closed?
Cut off Times
PLEASE NOTE: The Goleen food stop will close at 12pm and Durrus food stop will close at 3pm.
Where will the cycle finish?
What about car parking?
What are the cycle routes?
See our Route page; maps will also be posted in the fire station.
Now in its 17th year,
the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle
has already raised over
for local West Cork Charities
3 great routes