Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle 2018 – Save the date!
Sunday, 15th April 2018
This year’s Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle takes place on Sunday, April 15th and will raise funds for the Mercy University Hospital Foundation, four Cork City and County Lions Clubs, and Camden Fort Meagher Restoration.
With 3 different routes to choose from, refreshments along the way and incredible views of Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, the 2018 Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle is not to be missed!
This year’s cycle will also include a “King and Queen of the Mountain” category challenge on Heartbreak Hill, Aghada Village, East Cork. Cyclists can test their climbing skills as they tackle an intermediate timed-section uphill route.
If you need any more convincing, click here for some incredible footage of last year’s cycle!
All routes start and end at Camden Fort Meagher. View our exciting new routes here:
Online registration has now closed!
You may still register on Saturday, April 14th from 5-8 pm in the Radisson Blu, Little Island or on Sunday April 15th from 8-9:30 am in Crosshaven GAA Club.
Each participant must register separately. Registration fee is €45 until we close registration at 12 noon on Friday 13th April and €50 on the day.
Saturday 14th April at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, from 5pm – 8pm – this will also be the last chance to register for €45! (Just ask at reception for directions to registration.)
If you have already registered online: Please ensure you have a copy of your receipt email and bring it with you to SIGN IN. You can sign in for a friend only if you have their printed Receipt email.
Sunday 15th April in Crosshaven GAA Club from 8.00am – 9.30am.
Please note the location for Fort2Fort Administration is at Crosshaven GAA Club. This area is 2 to 3 minutes approximately from the Start line Location Map: http://bit.ly/2mo9iFb. Stewards will be on hand to direct you.
Registration (€50 on Sunday) and Sign In will finish at 9.30am sharp.
At SIGN IN (Saturday or Sunday) you will receive the following:
- Your Event number for your bike and helmet with chip timing (You must attach to the left hand side of your helmet) .
- Emergency & Breakdown numbers
- Event Souvenir
* We strongly recommend, where possible, that participants collect their event number and event souvenir on Saturday 14th April 5 pm to 8 pm, in the Radisson Blu, Little Island, to avoid any possible delays on Sunday morning. Each route will start on time on Sunday morning from Camden Fort Meagher.
Official Start Times
*these times may be subject to slight change
120Km route starts at 10.00am.
85Km route starts at 10.10am.
65Km route starts at 10.20am
The 120Km route finishes at 5pm at the latest in Camden Fort Meagher
For the safety of cyclists, final time lines have been set for three checkpoints for the 120Km return journey.
- Bramley Lodge – final time to leave this checkpoint is 2:30pm – distance to Camden from here is 43km
- Cross River Ferry – (Glenbrook/Carrigaline side) – final time to arrive at this checkpoint is 3.45pm – distance to Camden from here is 24km.
- O’ Leary’s Cross – (Fountainstown Turn off) final time to leave this checkpoint is 4pm – if you reach this checkpoint after 4pm take direct route – main Crosshaven road.
If you feel unable to meet these timelines – you should consider opting for 65km or 85km cycle. Failure to meet any timeline means the cyclist will come under road management of the Broom Wagon and Chief Steward.
Parking can be located close to Camden Fort Meagher, at Crosshaven GAA Club grounds and the Crosshaven AFC grounds. Please do not obstruct parking around residential housing. Stewards will be there to assist you.
IMPORTANT: NO CARS WILL BE ALLOWED UP TO CARPARK AFTER 9.45AM AS THE CYCLE STARTS AT 10AM, THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF CYCLISTS. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.
Event sponsors, Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island have offered a fantastic discounted stay for cyclists. Avail of a single room for €105 or a double/twin for €115. Be sure to mention you are taking part in the Fort2Fort Cycle when booking.
There is a Café at Camden Fort Meagher and a food stop at Bramley Lodge.
ALL PARTICIPANTS PLEASE NOTE:
* Each event will be opened by the LEAD BIKE.
* Participants MUST NOT begin their event ahead of the LEAD BIKE as the route will not be OPEN. This means that there will be no marshals, no medical cover, no support vehicles, no food or water stops and critically, will not be covered by the Event Insurance.
* Your event number with your chip timing must be worn on your bicycle saddle stem and on the left hand side of your helmet at all times during the event.
* A hard shell cycling helmet is compulsory for every participant.
* We ask all participants to remember that this event is being run on open roads and the rules of the road apply at all times. All participants are responsible for their own safety and participate at their own risk.
* Please ensure that your bicycle is in a roadworthy condition (correctly working brakes, gears etc.) and that your wheels are fully inflated. Please bring a pump, spare tubes and puncture repair kit.
* Bring a sense of fun, enjoyment and achievement – this is your day and you have worked hard to be here.
The Charities & Sponsors
All of the funds raised will go directly to Cork Lions Club projects, the Mercy Cancer CARE Centre at the Mercy University Hospital and the Fort Meagher Restoration Fund.
We raise funds which impact on the lives of the 100,000 patients treated at the Mercy University Hospital every year. The new Mercy Cancer CARE Centre will provide a quiet, safe place for patients and families to help them deal with their cancer diagnosis or to receive ongoing support during their cancer journey through one-to-one support, peer-group sessions and bereavement counselling in a non-clinical and relaxed environment.
Lions Clubs of Cork
Irish Lions are members of Lions Clubs International, a community service organisation dedicated Lions Club Logo to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. Our association is both non-political and non-sectarian. Clubs around the island of Ireland organise events throughout the year to provide funds to support local people on national and international projects. Because we’re local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. If you want to find out more about Lions Clubs just click here.