MARACYCLE - 27 & 28 JUNE 2015

Online registration is now open.  REGISTER

The Maracycle Entry Form and Poster are available here to download.

Please help us by displaying the poster in your club, local leisure facility or workplace.

For groups of 6 or more, use the Team Challenge Entry Form to register your team.

The route is mapped on Map my Ride

On 1 July 1984, 1,200 cyclists left City Hall Belfast and the Mansion House Dublin simultaneously to spend two days riding between the two cities. They did so to show their support for an end to violence and a peaceful future for all our people. Co-operation Ireland Maracycle was born. 65,000 participants can now claim to have cycled between Dublin and Belfast in support of Ireland’s leading peace building charity.

The weekend of 27/28 June 2015 provides the ideal opportunity to join together to celebrate over 30 years of biking across borders in support of the peace building programmes of Co-operation Ireland.

A rural route of 108 miles between Belfast and Dublin avoids heavy traffic and town centres for one of Ireland's friendliest and best organised cycling challenges.


Maracycle follows a rural route of 108 miles between Belfast and Dublin through the counties of Antrim, Down, Louth, Meath and Fingal with a number of rest stops on the way where you can stop off and refuel. Toilet facilities are available at rest stops. Tea/coffee and sandwiches provided at lunch stops. A full network of services are provided on route including, ChampionChip Timing, Medical Support from Proparamedics, Repair Vehicles, approx 20 experienced Motorbike Marshals, Lead Vehicle and Sweeper Vehicle.

Shorter distances from Belfast to Newry, Newry to Dublin, Dublin to Newry or Newry to Belfast or a one way only Belfast to Dublin or Dublin to Belfast are available options.

The start and finish site in Belfast is at the Queen’s University sporting facility on the Upper Malone Road and for those wanting to stay overnight in Belfast before or after the event some great rates are available at Jury’s Inn located in the centre of the city.

The highlight of the weekend is Saturday night at Dublin City University when cyclists get together for a celebration of their achievements. The accommodation package at DCU includes dinner and breakfast with entertainment in The Hub Bar.

For further details contact Belfast Office: +44 (0) 28 90891017/1004 Dublin Office +353 (0) 1 8197692 Cork Office +353 (21) 496 2749 Email

Stories of interest for cyclists will be updated regularly on the Maracycle Facebook Page

A 10 Week Training Schedule to get you fighting fit is attached below to download.

Training Schedule26.45 KB
Entry Form.pdf359.91 KB
Maracycle Route.pdf403.56 KB
Sponsorship Form.pdf381.75 KB
Maracycle poster.pdf1.84 MB