Migraine Ireland 50-100KM Cycle 2023

Saturday, 25 March 2023

The Avon, Blessington, Co. Wicklow,, W91 HFX3 View Map

Join Migraine Ireland for a 50km or 100km gentle cycle through a stunning flat route starting at the serene lakehouse location of  The Avon in Blessington, continuing through Kildare with a halfway stop at the Japanese Gardens, and finishing back at The Avon.

Route for cycle – please note this may be subject to change depending on weather conditions or other factors

Scroll to the end of the page to see our kind supporters who made this event possible.

We’re delighted to share that world renowned cyclist; Nicolas Roche will be joining us on the cycle to support those with migraine nationwide. Join us for this exciting event and cycle amongst a legend!

This event will cater for all categories of cyclists from experienced wheelers to beginners and people who enjoyed being on a bike in a safe and controlled environment.

The Migraine Ireland 50-100km Cycle 2023 is our 2nd cycling event organised to raise vital funds for over 600,000 people in Ireland living with this complex neurological condition. Our 2022 cycling event was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

This event will take place on March 25th, 2023. Register here

The first 150 people to register will receive a high quality jersey to wear on the day! View Jersey sizes info here Jersey Size Info

Closing date for registration 1st of March 2023. See raffle and auction info below!

General Registration
This fee covers your entry and participation in the Migraine Ireland Cycling Event 2023!


“I took part into the 2022 Migraine Ireland 100KM Cycle from the Avon in Wicklow. From the start they’re was a great atmosphere with a chat from the great Sean Kelly and a detailed safety briefing. Off we went on a lovely day where every cyclist was ushered towards the great Sean to have a few words. Naturally, I was dumb struck! For anyone wanting help, the marshals invited cyclists to the front to help break the wind for everyone. Another bonus was meeting Pascal Derrien and getting an understanding of migraine and neurological issues as I was promoting my own awareness campaign for Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. I’m looking forward to the 2023 event!” – Malcom Mc Grath, in aid of IMND.

We will also be holding an exciting raffle and auction on the day which will include these amazing prizes:

Ride Itinerary 


  • 07:30
    • Mechanics Station Set Up
    • Registration Set up in The Avon Reception
    • Cycle Guides, 1st Medic, Event Crew Arrive
  • 07:45
    • Cafe & toilets are open for participants
  • 08:00
    • Mechanic Station is open for participants
    • Participants being to arrive at The Avon
  • 09:00
    • Cyclists are gathered in reserved parking area for brief and separated into Red & Blue Group
  • 09:15
    • Cycle Guide 9 & 10 go to their respective positions to marshall
    • Event Vehicle 1 takes position at front of the peloton
    • Red Groups Sets off followed 1 minute after by Blue Group with their assigned cycle guides
    • Event Vehicle 2 & Broom Vehicle follow
  • 09:30
    • Cycle Guide 9 & 10 rejoin group after peloton pass
  • 09:40
    • Red and Blue Groups are firmly established with 1 minute gap from last Red Cycle Guide to first Blue Cycle Guide
  • 11:45
    • Event Vehicle 1 goes ahead to Set Up Lunch
  • 12:00
    • Peloton arrives to Irish National Stud & Gardens for rest stop
  • 12:45
    • Peloton leaves Irish National Stud & Gardens
  • 13:00
    • Peloton meets 50KM peloton for final section of ride
    • 50KM Pelothon stays 2 minutes behind Blue Group
    • Broom Wagon stays behind all riders.
  • 14:00
    • Arrive back to The Avon and gather lakeside


  • 10:15
    • Participants being to arrive at The Avon
    • Mechanics Station is open for Participants
    • 2nd Medic arrives
  • 11:15
    • Cyclists are gathered in reserved parking area for brief
  • 11:30
    • Peloton sets off followed by Event Vehicle 3
  • 13:00
    • Peloton meets 50KM peloton for final section of ride
  • 14:00
    • Arrive back to The Avon and gather lakeside

Prize Giving

  • 14:30

Designated area lakeside or Library Bar


Prize 1 – Front Line Bike – Urban worth €90

Prize 2 – Rock N Road Full Bike Service (Door to door service)

Prize 3 – Delice de France €100 Voucher

Prize 4 – Archview Physio Pain and Sport Injury Clinic Voucher for 60min consultation worth €80

Prize 5 – Charles Camping Rain Jacket worth €75

Prize 6 – Flamme Rouge €50 Voucher for sports gifts

Prize 7 – Post Cycle Fleece worth €90

Prize 8 – Priceless 2023 Migraine Ireland Jersey signed by Nicolas Roche

Auction Prize – Irish Team Cycling Jersey framed and signed by Nicolas Roche on the back of frame


Health and Safety

The Organisers of this event have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. In order to make sure these measures are effective, everyone entering the cycling event must take all reasonable care to avoid and prevent accidents. All persons present must obey at all times the instructions and directions of the Organisers and their designated Officials and Stewards.


Cycling as a sport presents an inherent risk of injury to both participants and bystanders. Neither the Landowners nor the Organisers of this event accept any responsibility whatsoever for accident, injury, loss or damage to any person, property or exhibit howsoever caused or occurring on these premises. All persons enter this property and travel the route at their own risk and are understood to have implicitly accepted the above Disclaimer.

Rider Essentials:

– Helmet (riders will not be permitted to cycle without)
– Padded Cycling Shorts
– Light Rain Jacket
– Sunscreen
– Spare Tube
– Medication (if needed and please inform the medic of any allergies or prescient medical information prior to setting off
– Each participant must present with a road worthy Road Bike
– This bike should be serviced within 2 weeks of the event to ensure all gears and safety features are suitable for a group road cycle.
– Each participant must wear an undamaged, well-fitting road cycling helmet. – – Any riders who present without one will be denied participation. Any rider who cycles without a helmet will be removed from the event.
– Each cyclist should have a minimum of one pull top Bidon (water bottle) in a cage accessible while cycling.

This is a cycling event on public roads that will be open to all types of other road users. Each participant is responsible for their own safety. The event manager, event staff and cycle guides will endeavor to provide clear and concise guidance and advice to deliver each participant from the start to the finish line. To achieve this, each participant should come to the event understanding that all decisions will be made by experienced professionals with the safety of the group as a priority.