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Live life as a cycle pro on our three day managed cycle tour across Ireland, as we cycle through a route through counties and communities where Jigsaw provides our vital services.
The event will take place from Friday 28th September to Sunday 30th of September.
Places are limited to 50 cyclists on tour in 2018, so to express your interest in a spot on tour for 2018, fill in your details below. Once we confirm all the event details for 2018, we will be back in touch to compete your registration for the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw 2018!
The full route for the 2018 BoxyMo Giro d’Jigsaw can be found hereView on Google Maps
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What is the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw?
The BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw is a three day, eight stage, 470km charity cycle tour across Ireland which links counties and communities where Jigsaw services are located (Galway, Roscommon, Meath, Dublin and Offaly).
The Giro raises funds for Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, and our vision to significantly change how Ireland thinks about, responds to and supports young people’s mental health.
When is the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw?
It takes places over three days, Fri 28th Sept, Sat 29th Sept and Sun 30th Sept 2018.
What is the route?
For a full route map, click here
Below is a breakdown of each day’s route;
1. Fri 28th Sept
Route: Galway – Ballinasloe – Mullingar – Athboy – Trim. Distance: 186km Route Map
2. Sat 29th Sept
Route: Navan – Balbriggan – Dunboyne– Edenderry – Tullamore. Distance: 177km Route Map
3. Sun 30th Sept
Route: Tullamore – Loughrea – Galway. Distance: 116km
How is the cycle managed?
We have two managed cycle groups in the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw. Each of the cycle groups has its own lead car, two cycling marshals, and two civilian motorbike marshals. Each group will also have a support vehicle with on tour nutrition, repairs and first aid support.
Are there set paces for the cycle?
Yes, there is a set pace for each group. The first group (Group 1) is paced at 25km per hour, the 2nd group (Group 2) at 30km per hour. Both these groups will have cycling marshals and a lead car to maintain the pace.
How many cyclists in each group?
There is a limit to the numbers of people who can take part in the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw. We can accommodate a maximum of 25 people per group, which limited our participation to 50 cyclists on the tour.
What is the story with stops along the route?
We have a series of managed rest and stage stops throughout the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw. There is either a rest stop or a stage stop at every 50km (approx.) along the route. At each of these stops their will be toilet facilities and you will be provided with your on-tour nutrition by our catering support team.
Is there food provided on tour?
Yes we provide your nutrition while you are on tour, but you are also welcome to bring your own sports drinks / gels / bars etc. For those staying in our Team Giro hotels on Fri 28th Sept in Meath and Sat 29th in Offaly, you will be getting a dinner and breakfast.
Where are we staying on Friday and Saturday night?
Your accommodation will be confirmed closer to the event. All our rooms are twin rooms, so will besharing a room with another Giro cyclist.
What do I have to bring with me?
At the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw sign in on Thurs 27th Sept, you must bring an overnight bag with you which is for your hotel. This bag will contain any clothes or personal items you require for your overnight stays. This bag will be dropped directly to hotel on both days, and will be in your room when you arrive.
Each morning at the start of the cycle must bring your day bag with you. In your day bag will be at least one change of cycle gear, plus any of your own food (sports drinks, gels, bars etc). This day bag will travel in our support van and you will have access to it at every rest and stage stop.
How much is it to register?
There is a €50 registration fee to register for the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw. Each cyclist is then asked to aim to raise, donate or be sponsored €750 to take part in our three day charity cycle tour.
How will I raise €750?
We will be supplying you a fundraising pack and your own online fundraising page to help raise sponsorship via Facebook, Twitter, and Email from friends, family, colleagues, club mates etc. We also provide any fundraising help, materials, support or advice you require.
What does the €750 include?
You will get your own branded BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw cycle jersey and other branded gear, free accommodation in the team hotels on both nights, all your meals over the two days, all transfers & support throughout the cycle, access to pre-BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw training plans and support.
Do I have to have all the funds raised in advance to take part?
We are asking you to aim to have all the funds raised and returned to Jigsaw before the BoxyMo Giro D’Jigsaw, but if you don’t have that’s no problem, you can still take part in the cycle. We do ask that all cyclists have all funds raised handed over to Jigsaw by 1st November 2018.
Where do the funds raised go?
All funds raised go towards helping Jigsaw to create an Ireland where every young person’s mental health is valued and supported.
Is there a closing date for registrations?
There is no closing date, but once we reach our full quota for cyclists, 50 cyclists in total, registrations will close, we will maintain a waiting list for any places on tour that come available due to drop outs. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest news and updates on registrations.
Who do I contact for more info?
Contact Justin McDermott on 083 105 1576 or via email.