WILD ATLANTIC MIZEN CYCLE - 11 JULY 2020

NEWS

23 June 2020

We have today finished processing all donations, deferrals and refunds from the preferences that cyclists selected. Of the 500 people that had registered to do the cycle, 318 people selected a preference as to what to do with their 2020 registration.

The breakdown of the preferences selected is as follows:
146 people selected the Donate option
113 people selected the Defer to 2021 option
59 people selected the Refund option

As regards the remaining 182 people who did not select an option, their entries have been automatically deferred to the 2021 cycle.

All cyclists have been emailed today confirming their selected preference.

A huge thank you again to all those who selected the donate option. Through your generosity we have €7300 to divide between our chosen beneficiaries for this year which we will do in the next few weeks.

Finally, as we do each year, included below is a breakdown of our accounts for 2020.

We hope to see you all in West Cork next July for the 2021 cycle.

2 June 2020

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to make the decision to CANCEL the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle 2020.

We can confirm that The Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle 2021 will go ahead on Saturday 10th July 2021.

Participants had from 17th April 2020 until yesterday (1st June) to select what they wanted to do with their registration for this year’s cycle. All participants were also emailed twice.

For anybody who chose not to respond, their registration and donation (if any) will be automatically deferred to the 2021 event. For anyone who selected to receive a refund, we aim to have all refunds processed before 30th June 2020. An email will issue to all participants before 30th June 2020 confirming their selected preference.

We look forward to welcoming all participants back to West Cork for the 2021 event on Saturday 10th July 2021 and we want to thank all current registrants, volunteers, sponsors and charities for their ongoing support

Details of the opening date for registrations for the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle 2021 will follow in due course.

 

17 April 2020

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the continuing uncertainties regarding events being allowed to take place, after much deliberation, we have had to make the decision to CANCEL the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle 2020. This decision was not taken lightly and along with the health and safety of all participants and volunteers, our chosen beneficiaries were at the fore of our decision. This years Beneficiaries are Clonakilty Red Cross, Bantry Development & Tourism Association, Special Needs Class of St. Joseph’s NS Skibbereen, Bantry Tidy Towns, Cycle Sense and Bantry Marine Activity Centre.

Our event is a not for profit event limited to 500 cyclists every year. It has always and will always be a fund raising event for our beneficiaries. We have always been very open and transparent about how any monies we have raised have been used by posting our accounts each year on our website, on our social media platforms and also emailing same to every one of our cyclists. Accounts for all previous years that the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle has taken place are in the various News pages on our website and are still on our social media platforms. This year will be no different. Once all registrant’s options have been processed we will again email details of our accounts for 2020 to all our participants and also post same online.

We can confirm that The Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle 2021 will go ahead on Saturday 10th July 2021. All our beneficiaries have also been informed of this year’s cancellation and will remain the chosen beneficiaries for the 2021 event.

We will be emailing all registered participants today, providing them with a choice of what to do with their current registration; this will be followed up with a reminder email to all participants again in three weeks time. Recognising the difficult circumstances that cyclists, charities and our volunteers find themselves in at this challenging time, all registrants will be offered 3 choices:

  • Donate your 2020 registration fee to our 2020 Beneficiaries.

Note: anyone who selects this option will be sent a link to pre register for the 2021 Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle, one week before public registration opens.

  • Defer your registration to the 2021 Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle on Saturday 10th July 2021.
  • Refund of your registration fee.

Note: our registration fee was €55. Contained in that registration fee was a registration processing fee of €5 which was taken by our ticketing company. Unfortunately this processing fee cannot be refunded because we simply don’t have it. There will be no processing fee charged for refunds.

All registered cyclists must submit their preference through www.wildaltlanticmizencycle.com on or before Sunday 31st May 2020 and their preference will be processed before the 30th June 2020. Should people choose not to respond, their registration and donation (if any) will be automatically deferred to the 2021 event. A email will issue to all participants before 30th June 2020 confirming their selected preference.

For those who have purchased multiple tickets, the online form will have to be filled out for each individual ticket.

We are immensely proud of the fact that our event (albeit a small event compared to others) has sold out very fast in the last number of years. In our 16 years to date we have raised over €525,000 for over 70 West Cork based charities. Having to cancel this year’s cycle has deeply saddened us considering these funds are very much needed at this time.

We look forward to welcoming all participants back to West Cork for the 2021 event on Saturday 10th July 2021 and we want to thank all current registrants, volunteers, sponsors and charities for their ongoing support

Details of the opening date for registrations for the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle 2021 will follow in due course.

Finally, we would like to publicly thank all of our colleagues in the frontline Health Services for their ongoing efforts during this current pandemic. We wish them well over the next few weeks and months ahead.

 

 

 

21 March 2020

The 2020 Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is due to take place on 11 July 2020, 16 weeks from today. At present, all preparations for this year’s cycle are going ahead as normal.

Ultimately, we will be guided by advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team and the Health Service Executive. If there is any change in our position, updates will be issued on our social media platforms, our website and all participants will be emailed.

Please remember that social distancing is an essential part of slowing the spread of coronavirus. In order to pull together we must stay apart.

Stay safe everyone and we hope we will see you all in July.

 

 

6 March 2020

We are delighted to announce the beneficiaries of the 2020 Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle.

Irish Red Cross – Clonakilty Branch
Bantry Development & Tourism Association
St. Joseph’s GNS Skibbereen – Special Needs Class
Bantry Tidy Towns
Cycle Sense
Bantry Marine Activity Centre

Information about these very worthy beneficiaries is available here.

 

21 January 2020

As the 2020 Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is sold out, we are now accepting applications from West Cork based charities / organisations to be a beneficiary of this years cycle. The cycle will take place on Saturday 11th July 2020.

For a beneficiary application form please email wamcycle@gmail.com

 

21 January 2020

Unfortunately not everyone was able to get a place on the cycle. We set a maximum number of cyclists  for the event, primarily out of concern for the safety of all participants, but also in consideration of the other road users on the narrow roads of West Cork.  We also want to be able to ensure that we look after those who do get to take part as well as possible. Regrettably, we won’t be reopening registration and we don’t have a waiting list but it is possible to add your name to a mailing list to ensure that you get early warning of the registration date next year. Closer to the event, it may be worthwhile keeping an eye on our Facebook page as people may have to cancel or may be willing to transfer their registration. Thanks for your interest, we’re sorry we couldn’t accommodate everyone.

 

17 January 2020

The 2020 Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle has SOLD OUT in 2 days. Massive Thank you to everyone who has registered.
Looking forward to seeing you all on 11th July.

For information on the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle you can sign up to our mailing list here.

 

15 January 2020

Registration for the 2020 Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is now OPEN.
Note: This event is limited to a maximum of 500 cyclists.

 

22 December 2019

Registration will open for the 2020 Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle at 10am on Wednesday 15th January 2020.

 

Now in its 17th year,
the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle
has already raised over

€525,000

for local West Cork Charities

Beneficiaries 2020