Calcutta Cycle logo Sportive

The Participant Information Booklet for the 2017 Calcutta Cycle Sportive is now available. Click here to download.


2017 sees the 19th year of the Law Society of Ireland’s Calcutta Run – the Legal Fundraiser, which consists of a 5km or 10km run/walk taking place on Saturday, 20 May 2017 in the Phoenix Park.  In 2016, some 1,200 runners took part and the event raised €180,000, the beneficiaries of which were the homeless street children of Calcutta and homeless youths of Dublin through the Peter McVerry Trust.  This year sees the addition of the Calcutta Cycle Sportive, a non-competitive 80km cycling sportive which will take place on the same day.

The Calcutta Cycle Sportive is organised by the Calcutta Cycle Committee in association with VC Beechwood (a cycling club affiliated with Cycling Ireland) on behalf of the Law Society of Ireland and is authorised by Cycling Ireland.

The homeless in Dublin and Calcutta need your help to hit this year’s fundraising target of €200,000.  Registration for the cycle costs €50 payable online, and we request that an additional €50 or more be raised by participants and brought on the day of the event. You can read further details about the cycle on the FAQ page.

The Route

    • The route starts and finishes at the Law Society of Ireland in Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 and takes an anti-clockwise loop North up the R135 (Old Ashbourne Road) to the “Nine Milestone Roundabout”.
    • The route then heads West along the R125 through Ratoath and Dunshaughlin, heading then South on the R125 before turning back towards Dublin on the R156 to the Dunboyne bypass and returning to Blackhall Place via the Phoenix Park.
    • The route is relatively flat (less than 500m of climbing), with one stop arranged for refreshments/toilets.
    • The event is suitable for cyclists who have done some riding already this year, and feel confident they can complete the 80km course in max four hours (20kph).

The route overview is shown here, with a detailed route map available on Strava and a short video of the route on Google Earth.

Sign up to the Calcutta Cycle Sportive here: