Cradle Cycling Tour of Ireland 11th to 16th June 2012

A brand new cycling event was launched recently at The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway. The “Cradle Six-Day Cycling Tour of Ireland” will be a spectacular cycling trip around Ireland. Starting out at The Ardilaun Hotel Galway on Monday June 11th and riding through Longford, Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork and Limerick before finishing back in Galway at The Ardilaun Hotel on Saturday 16th .

Event coordinator, Niall Kennedy said, this epic tour of Ireland is a culmination of nine years of experience in organising cycling events for charity. Last year’s Cork to Galway cycle was over-subscribed and we had to turn people away. The six-day tour will be run as three separate events running consecutively and cyclists can choose to do two, four or all six days. So there is something here for all levels of cyclist. It is not a race or endurance test. We put as much emphasis on the social side of the event as we do on the cycling.

One thing cyclists can be assured of, that is they can expect the same quality of services and facilities both on and off-road that they have come to expect from our events. The event will be raising funds for two charities. “Cradle” and “Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association” (IMNDA). Cradle is a Dublin based charity ( ) that reaches out to children in war-torn regions and areas of natural disaster. They are currently active in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Moldova, Thailand and Cambodia.

The funds raised from the cycle will fund their building projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Thailand and Cambodia. The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association ( ) is the primary support organisation in Ireland providing care for people with MND, their families, friends and carers. The cornerstone of its approach is to put people with MND at the heart of all of its focus, to champion their voice and dignity, to provide information resources and support so as to empower them to make informed decisions for themselves as individuals, whilst also providing every possible support to their families and carers.

Irish Cycling legend Sean Kelly will be participating in the event which is always a great attraction for our cyclists.

There is a minimum sponsorship amount to be raised by each participant depending on how many days you choose to do. All food, accommodation and on-road services will be provided. All proceeds raised by cyclists will go directly to the charities as all the organizing and support team work is done on a voluntary basis.

To find out all about the event and register to participate visit You can also follow us on This event promises to be the best cycling event of its kind in the country this year. Places are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

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About The Ardilaun Hotel

The Ardilaun Hotel Galway is widely rated as one of the best luxury Hotels in Galway, Ireland. What sets us apart from all the hotels in Galway is our great service, offering of luxury Hotel accommodation in a tranquil setting, with beautifully landscaped gardens, leisure club with 18m swimming pool, beauty salon, Koala Kids Club and more. Our location in Galway city is near the city centre and close to Salthill and Galway Bay.