Cycle4Light Festival this May Showcases Connemara’s Charm
The Connemara Cycle4Light Festival, an exciting new initiative between Delphi Adventure Resort and national mental health charity Aware, runs from Friday 15th May to Sunday 17th May next and features a host of events for cycling enthusiasts, all set in the stunning surrounds of Connemara. The flagship event is the Connemara Cycle for Aware which takes place on Saturday 16th May and aims to raise funds for, and awareness of, Aware’s extensive services throughout Galway and the West of Ireland. Further information and registration is available now on www.cycle4light.com
The Cycle4Light Festival highlights the value and importance of cycling for both exercise and mental wellbeing. The Connemara Cycle offers two routes for participants to choose from: a 65km route and a 125km route, with both starting and finishing in Delphi. Whichever route participants choose, the cycle will bring them through the magnificent and very special landscape that makes Connemara so unique.
Cyclists of all abilities can get involved and funds raised through the event will go to Aware’s support, education and information services. The organisation marks its 30th anniversary this year and continues to work hard to support people through depression and promote mental health and wellbeing. It offers extensive services throughout the West of Ireland, including a range of support groups, FREE Life Skills programmes based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), FREE Beat the Blues schools programmes delivered to 3,200+ students aged 15-18 throughout the West each year, and a range of online resources at www.aware.ie
Amo Sayed, Head of Business Development and Fundraising with Aware says that the event is a very special one in Aware’s annual calendar: “The event was started by a small group of local volunteers eight years ago and in that time, €100,000 has been raised for Aware’s services. We are delighted to partner with Delphi Adventure Resort this year and I know that this will be a brilliant weekend for all who take part. It’s an ideal outing for families or groups of friends – what better way to get your exercise than on two wheels with the spectacular sights and charm of Connemara all around you.”
All information about Aware’s work, services and how donations are used is available on www.aware.ie
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