Saturday February 25 2017

Charity Cycle in Co Mayo
in aid of
EPILEPSY IRELAND


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Saddle Up for Epilepsy Chrity Cycle

Our Mission


To raise awareness of Epilepsy and funds for Epilepsy Ireland

  • Help our cause by participating in the cycle.
  • Charity cycle takes place on Feb 25th 2017 at Breaffy Sports Arena, Castlebar Co Mayo.
  • Every Euro raised is donated to Epilepsy Ireland. (Over €24K raised in Feb 2016)
  • This is now a National event so you get to choose whether funding goes locally or Nationally. (Sponsorship cards available on request)


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    CLICK HERE FOR SPECIAL OFFER ON ACCOMMODATIONS
    Riders can book rooms in the Breaffy House Resort at special rates

    CALL 094 9022033 use Promo Code SU217

  • Feedback from the community


    "Fantastic well organised spin for a fantastic cause. It was first ever 68km challenge and it won't be my last - I'll be back again next year! Well done to all the organisers you should be very proud of yourselves!" - Eimear NiChormaic reviewed Saddleup4epilepsycycle – 5 star on 28 February 2016

    "Completed the 125 k route.A great event and well organised for a super charity. Thank you." - James Mooney reviewed Saddleup4epilepsycycle – 5 star on 28 February

    "Excellent organisation. .great weather. .friendly people... Fab cause Thanks for a great day" - Damien McGuinn reviewed Saddleup4epilepsycycle – 5 star 27 February

    "Fantastic day. Thanks to the organisers and every one involved" - Orla Kelly reviewed Saddleup4epilepsycycle – 5 star 27 February

    "Great turnout and very well organised. Can't wait for next year! Well done!" - Rahul Rana reviewed Saddleup4epilepsycycle – 5 star 18 February 2015

    Our 2017 Sponsors


    Banking & Payment Federation Ireland

    Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is the voice of banking and payments in Ireland

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    Albany Home Decor Specialists

    Albany is a chain of independently owned Home Decor Specialists in Ireland

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    MCC Labels delivering the world's best premium label solutions to get your product noticed.

    MCC Labels delivering the world's best premium label solutions to get your product noticed.

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    Baxter Healthcare

    Baxter Ireland products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare.

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    Our 2017 Partners


    Ecom Ireland

    Brand, E-Commerce and Website company servicing Ireland for over 15 years.

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    The Connaught Telegraph

    Founded in 1828, The Connaught Telegraph has the highest circulation for Mayo newspapers.

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    Breaffy House Hotel & Spa

    Special accommodation rates available for all National SUFE attendees. Promo Code SU217

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    2016 Saddle Up Event Videos & Photos


    Event Director Brenda Quigg presenting Epilepsy Ireland with a cheque for €24,119.11Event Director Brenda Quigg presenting Epilepsy Ireland with a cheque
    Thank you Joe Schmidt for supporting Saddle up for EpilepsyIrish Rugby coach Joe Schmidt supports Saddle up for Epilepsy
    Andy Moran, Cora Staunton and Aidan O'Shea supporting Saddle up for epilepsyMayo GAA superstars Andy Moran, Cora Staunton and Aidan O'Shea
    Event Director Brenda Quigg with Taoiseach Enda KennyEvent Director Brenda Quigg with Taoiseach Enda Kenny
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    The routes above are subject to final approval by National SUFE and may change due to adverse weather conditions. In this case, all registered riders will be notified via email.

    THIS IS NOT A RACE • ROADS ARE NOT CLOSED • OBEY ALL ROAD SIGNS & TRAFFIC LIGHTS • STOP AT ALL JUNCTIONS • MARSHALS DON'T STOP TRAFFIC AT ANY JUNCTION • WEAR YOUR HELMET • NO MORE THAN 2 ABREAST • GIVE LOADS OF ROOM TO INEXPERIENCED CYCLISTS • DO NOT OVERTAKE THROUGH TOWNS AND VILLAGES • ALLOW OVERTAKING CARS TO PULL IN • WARN OTHER CYCLISTS OF APPROACHING HAZARDS • ALLOW LOTS OF BRAKING ROOM BETWEEN YOU AND BIKE IN FRONT

    IDME BRACELET - It is mandatory that the IDME bracelet is worn to guarantee access to mechanical support, food stops, first aid and valid insurance.


    About Us


    Brenda Quigg


    Saddle Up for Epilepsy is Brenda's brainchild and she is the Event Director and the driving force behind the event. A Clinical Nurse Specialist by profession, Brenda has a keen interest in cycling and has taken part in leisure events all over the country. Having being diagnosed with epilepsy and experiencing the lack of awareness that exists about the condition, Brenda decided to organise Saddle Up for Epilepsy to mark the first ever International Epilepsy Day, put epilepsy in the spotlight locally and support a charity close to her heart.
    Event Director - SUFE

    Peter Murphy


    "The dedication of Brenda and her team is inspiring. They are rapidly making Saddle Up for Epilepsy one of our most successful fundraising events, with all funds going towards STEPS, our epilepsy-self management programme for people with epilepsy and parents of children with epilepsy. This new flagship service has already been shown to make a huge difference to the lives of people living with epilepsy. Not only that, the event is instrumental in raising awareness and improving understanding of epilepsy, an often hidden, misunderstood and stigmatised condition"
    Deputy CEO - Epilepsy Ireland