Safe Cycling Ireland

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1point5 Ride


1 point 5 Ride.


Sunday 18th June 2017.
Bunclody AFC, Bunclody, Co. Wexford. (MAP LINK)9:45am start time.



Event registration is now OPEN HERE



You can also sign up at the venue on the day if you prefer but you will not be entered in our ‘Golden Ticket’ draw  








There are 3 distances to choose from;

30km Rural Ramble – (suitable for those starting out with some training)

1point5 half century ride (50kms) – (suitable for a more experienced rider)

1point5 Centurt Ride (100kms) – (suitable for experienced sportive riders)

There is the 1point5 Rural Ramble which covers almost 30kms and while not to be taken lightly is very suitable for beginners.

The 1point5 half century ride is a tougher task and climbs over Sliabh Bhuidhe and is ideal for somebody wishing to ‘dip their toe’ into the world of cyclo sportives. It’s distance is just short of 50kms and follows the first 50km of the century ride so it allows the opportunity for some participants of different abilities to cycle for the first 50kms together.

The 1point5 Century Ride shares the first 50kms with the half century ride so allows the opportunity to ride with someone who may not want to do this longer distance. Along with the climb over Sliabh Bhuidhe, this ride takes in the Corrubut climb which hits 19% at one point  this is followed by the much easier 9 stones climb.

NOTE: This ride is for experienced adult sportive riders.

This ride itself is dedicated to all bicycle riders as we help to build awareness for a safe passing zone between motorised vehicles and bicycle riders. Funds raised will go towards building more awareness around this simple yet very important message. This, in turn, will help promote this message through our awareness stall, road signage, newspaper adverts, stickers, jerseys website or other awareness tools. This event this year will also be sharing funds raised with the Nial Mellon Trust. 

“Mellon Educate is an Irish-based African development charity founded by Nial Mellon.
Volunteers expect to build a school for the children of the township’s in South Africa. Thus equipping them with an education helping them to get out of the cycle of hopelessness and poverty.
By supporting this charity your money will go to getting our volunteers out there and providing the materials needed to build a school, to build hope, to build independence and to build a society that can help itself”.

Tomas Hogan
Mellon Educate volunteer 2017


Helmets are compulsory for this event and we ask everybody to obey the rules of the road.
Let us set a good example to others we share the road with.

Special Event Gilet

We will have a limited amount of special event gilets on sale on the day of the event at a discounted price with thanks to our sponsors.

These are normally €60 but will be available at the reduced price of just €40 on the day

Golden Ticket’ spot prizes for online entrants

The 1 point 5 ride will have some fantastic ‘golden ticket’ prizes for those who pre-enter online. These will include the very sought after Fly6 combo HD camera/taillight from Cycliq (value €139) and the fantastic See.Sense ICON+ intelligent light set (value 193).image

Sign on:

The sign on will be Bunclody AFC, Church Rd., Co Wexford. 
All participants must sign on for insurance purposes.
If you are not a member of Cycling Ireland, you will need a one day license.You can pay this with your online entry. This will also be available on the day at €5 per entry.
If you are a Cycling Ireland member you must produce your licence at sign-on.
On the morning of the event, sign on will be open from 7:30am and we would encourage you to arrive early to beat the queue. All 3 distances will roll out at 10am.
Please arrive early and allow yourself plenty of time.


This event is an awareness ride and as such, (any profits will go towards campaign stickers, banners etc.)
Adults entry cost as follows:

The 100 km ride will cost €25

The 50 km ride will cost €20

The 30 km Ride will cost €15

A €5 entry fee discount will apply to U-18s who must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


This event will be fully supported with signs, road markings and marshals for directional purposes. Please obey all the rules of the road at all times and pay special attention when approaching and negotiating a junction. Please familiarise yourselves with the maps provided with the mapmyride routes which are linked with each route description. Also if you have a routable garmin device you can download the maps to your device.





Food stops, water stops and facilities:

Bunclody AFC is our sign on location and has showers and changing rooms which are available for use. There will be tea, coffee and some food available before the start of the ride. This venue will also have refreshments post ride.
The first water stop of the day will be located at the 35km point, as you exit Carnew opposite the mart. This caters for both 50km and 100km distances.

Food and refreshments will be available at the end of your cycle at the sign-on venue of

Bunclody AFC



First aid for the event will be provided by Wexford Civil Defence. There will also be a bike mechanic present to assist you. However it’s most important that you come prepared and make sure you check your bike before the event. At the very least, you should have 2 spare tubes, a pump, tyre lifters and a mini tool and be familiar with some basic bike maintenance such as changing your tube. There will also be a ‘broom wagon’ for those unable to complete their chosen event. These events though should not be taken lightly and require some pre event training is highly recommended to get the most enjoyment out of your day. 

This is a link to how you can prepare for a sportive HERE

YouTube link to some tips from Sean Kelly


IMPORTANT>>PLEASE READ:                                                                                                   

Terms & Conditions: I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained.
In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am travelling to or from the event, during the event, or while I am on the premises of the event.
I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road. I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organizers, sponsors, promoters and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, for all my liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this event.
I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.
I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the above parties to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings or any other record of this event.
I confirm that I DO NOT have any of the following injuries or medical conditions that would prevent me from taking part in the activities; Spinal Injury, Epilepsy, Pregnancy, Fractures, Heart Disease, Muscular Injury, Diabetes.
I confirm I am not under the influence of alcohol or any form of illegal drugs.





Various Pics  

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First SAA1.5 signatory.

First SAA1.5 signatory.

Ciaran McKenna, Cycling Ireland President, signs the SAA1.5 petition. (Dec 16th 2015)

Ciaran McKenna, Cycling Ireland President, signs the SAA1.5 petition.
(Dec 16th 2015)