The 2018 Sponsored Cycle in France arrived safely in Lourdes on Good Friday evening 30th March 2018 at 17:00 in brilliant sunshine. The Cycle Group of 103 cyclists and 23 support crew travelled through the French countryside, villages, towns and cities covering a distance of over 900km in 7 days. The journey and weather conditions varied throughout the week. A huge THANK YOU to everyone concerned, including the Cycle 2018 Group, their families, friends and supporters and also to all the Sponsors, those who donated and contributed in any way to ensure that this wonderful event was a resounding success.


2020 - Our Next Sponsored Cycle in France 
Saturday 4th April to Good Friday 10th April 2020


Cycle 2020 will be Launched in Lourdes during The Irish Pilgrimage Trust's Easter Pilgrimage 2019.

If you or any of your friends or someone you know would like to take part, either as a Cyclist or one ot the Support Team, please email James McHugh -  or Phone 091 796622 for further information and details.

Thank you everyone

30 Years of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust CYCLE to LOURDES


1984 - First Cycle Group                1984 Tea Stop                                                     2016 Cycle Group





In 1984 The Irish Pilgrimage Trust organised a small Group of cyclist and a support van to Cycle to Lourdes and raise some money for the Trust. The Cycle immediately established itself as a biennial event.

In March 2018 Our Cyclists and Backup Team completed the 900km cycle from Northern Brittany to Lourdes in seven days and celebrated the Trust's 18th Fundraising Cycle to Lourdes. Membership of our exclusive La Brise Cycling Club is only available to persons who have participated in the bienniel Cycle to Lourdes with the Trust. For details about our cycle event contact James McHugh at our office on 091-796622 or email


CYCLE 2018


The Irish Pilgrimage Trust organisers and founders of the Cycle to Lourdes in 1984 - Dr Michael McGloin and Cyclist Pat Jordan

Cycling through the beautiful French countryside 2016

Enjoying a Tea Stop along the banks of the Loire - Cycle 2016


The paperwork must be in order! Cycle 2016

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust
Galway. H91 W596
Tel.: +353 (0) 91 796622
Fax.: +353 (0) 91 796916
Charity Registration Number: 20009953   CHY 5992


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