Home Fundraising Events THE IHF CYCLE CHALLENGE 2020



Huge thanks to everyone that took part and supported the IHF Cycle 2019. Fifty six cyclists take on the challenge of a 550km+ cycle across Norther Spain from Santander to Santiago to raise funds for Nurses for Night Care and Bereavement Support. This is our biggest annual event and since it began in 2009 it has raised over €1.95million in support of our work and programmes.

“Over the past ten years, this fantastic event has made a real difference to adults, children and families all over Ireland facing dying, death and bereavement. Thanks to the incredible fundraising by all our of cyclists people with diseases like dementia, motor neurone disease, advanced respiratory disease, heart failure and end stage kidney disease are able to receive expert care and support at night in their own homes in their final days. Thank you so much for your continued support” Sharon Foley CEO Irish Hospice Foundation


The IHF Cycle Challenge 2020: Northern Italy

Join us for the challenge of a life time a 550km cycle across the stunning scenery of Northern Italy.

Get on your bike and join us as we pedal across Northern Italy. Our route starts in Bassano del Grappo and travels along the stunning scenery of Lake Como. This area is acclaimed for the remarkable scenery: the snow-capped peaks of Gavia, the shores of Lake Como, stunning nature reserves, breezy river trails and the ‘Stelvio Pass Option’ – Arguably the purest, most exhilarating, mountain playground accessible to a cyclist. The event takes place from Saturday 28th June – Sunday 4th July (inclusive).

You will be part of our biggest annual event. All of the funds raised will support our Nurses for Care Programme – This service provides care to people in their own homes at end of life. Demand for Nurses for Night Care grew by almost 20% in 2019 and continues to grow. Voluntary funds like those raised by this cycle challenge are vital in making this care a reality

To find out more see our brochure here

To sign up you can register online HERE or alternatively fill in the back page of the brochure


OUR EVENT SPONSOR                           



Kingspan Ltd has been the sponsor for each edition of The IHF Cycle Challenge since it began in 2009. We are very grateful for their amazing support and friendship and are delighted to have them on board again for 2019 which will be the 10th anniversary of their sponsorship.




  • Testimonials from previous participants:

    “Billed as the challenge of a lifetime, but turned out to be the experience of a lifetime.”



  • Watch some of our video diaries






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