The Great Railway Cycle 2019

Saturday 5th October 2019

Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre: Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre, Carrigaline, Ireland



  • Cycling - 100km - Individual cyclist
  • Cycling - 100km - Team member - must join a team
  • Cycling - 70km - Individual cyclist
  • Cycling - 70km - Team Member - must join a team
  • Cycling - 30km - Individual cyclist
  • Cycling - 30km - Team Member - must join a team
  • Cycling - Team Administration - Team Captain


Following in the tracks of The Bandon & South Coast Railway

Note: The Great Railway Cycle has been postponed to Saturday 5th October 2019

This year’s charity cycle follows the general route of the Bandon and South Coast Railway which closed in 1961 and the name of the event has changed from the Carrigaline Lions Cycle Classic to The Great Railway Cycle. Over its 27 year history, the event has raised €700,000 for charity.

The Great Railway Cycle 2019 takes place on Saturday, 5th October.

  • The cycle is a one-day event with distance options of 35km, 70km and 100km
  • Starting and finishing in Carrigaline at the Youth Centre
  • Starting time 10am (Check-in open from 9am)
  • 100km Route: Carrigaline – Innishannon – Bandon – Kilbrittan - Balinascarthy – Bandon – Cross Barry – Carrigaline

Sponsorship cards available if you wish to raise additional funds for our worthy projects.

For further information, please email:

This cycling event was started in 1991 and has so far raised €700,000 for various charities. Not bad for a fun event! Worthy beneficiaries include Marymount Hospice, ARC Cancer Support, Cork University Hospital, Carrigaline Senior Citizens, our own Youth Centre Project which opened in 2015 on Church Road in Carrigaline. 

Event details and schedule

Check-in will take place at the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre from 9am on the morning of Saturday, October 5th 2019. See for further details.

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