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Going the distance for depression.

The sixth annual Aware Connemara Cycle

Date: Saturday, April 20th

Distance: 125km or 62km

Location: Start & Finish in Leenane, Co. Galway

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This will be the sixth year of the popular cycling event which has raised more than €75,000 so far for Aware. The event is gaining in popularity each year and in 2012 over 150 cyclists took part.

This year there will be two cycle routes to choose from: a 62 kilometre route and a 125 kilometre route, both of which start and finish in Leenane and take in the beautiful surrounds of Connemara, Co Galway. Cyclists of all abilities are invited and encouraged to take part and all funds raised will go towards Aware’s information, education and support services.

There are prizes for the first three cyclists home in both the 62 kilometre and 125 kilometre events as well as a few spot prizes! So get in gear and join the 2013 Aware Connemara Cycle: 62km or 125km, you decide!

Registration Details:

*Please note participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an older adult.

Individual Registration Fee: 100
Team of Two Registration Fee:180

Reduced registration of €55 for students, people who are unemployed and group bookings of 5 or more.




Aware also encourages participants to raise €100 in sponsorship in addition to the registration fee. This is to enable Aware to continue to maintain and grow our support services to meet the needs of over 450,000 people experiencing depression in Ireland today.

Route Details:

View the 62 kilometre route
Casual cyclists will take around 3 – 4 hours to complete the route; experienced cyclists will complete the route within 2 hours or so. This route will start from Leenane at 11am on the day.

View the 125 kilometre route
Casual cyclists will take around 5 – 7 hours to complete the route; experienced cyclists will take around 4 – 5 hours. This route will start at Leenane at 10am on the day.

Event Information:

Accommodation options:

The popular Leenane Hotel is located in the village of Leenane, Co Galway, and overlooks Killary Harbour, one of only three fjords in Ireland. The hotel enjoys what is perhaps one of the most scenic locations in Ireland.

The hotel is offering the following reduced rates for participants in the Aware Connemara Cycle for the weekend of Friday 19th April and Saturday 20th.

  • One night’s bed & breakfast – €40 per person
  • Two nights’ bed & breakfast – €70 per person
  • Two nights’ bed & breakfast and one 5-course table d’hote dinner – €89 per person total

For more information or to make a booking please visit Alternatively, email

The beautiful Mulranny Park Hotel is located in Westport, Co Mayo. The luxurious four-star hotel is uniquely located on the Great Western Greenway, the longest off-road walk and cycle way in Ireland and recently designated a European destination of excellence. The hotel has a first-class leisure club featuring a spectacular 20-metre indoor heated pool, sauna, hot tub and Jacuzzi – perfect for unwinding after a long cycle! For more information or to make a booking please visit or email

View a list of other hotels, B&Bs, hostels and self-catering options in Leenane.


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