Major Charity Cycling
Event to highlight Rail Corridor
Press Release 6th March
West-on-Track in conjunction with the Slieve Aughty Cycle
Club and Cancer Care West are staging a cycle following the
closed part of the route of the Western Rail Corridor from
Ennis to Colloney on Saturday, 28th April 2007.
A spokesman for West on Track said:
"The purpose of this cycle is to highlight the need to
have this valuable piece of infrastructure reopened in its
entirety and to raise badly needed funds for Cancer Care
People are now expecting the Government to fast-track
this major project with a view to improving the whole
infrastructure of the region.
In the light of this country's increasing obligations on
climate change there can be little doubt that the
development of public transport must be to the fore from now
on. In this context, it is worth noting that the amount
being set aside in the current year to pay the penalties
accruing from Ireland's failure to meet its climatic
obligations would easily build the railway from Ennis to
The cycle will leave Ennis at 8am passing through
Crusheen, Gort, Ardrahan, Craughwell, Athenry, Tuam,
Milltown, Ballindine, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, Swinford,
Charlestown, Tubbercurry and Collooney.
The cycle will average 15mph with feed stops at Athenry
(10.45am), Claremorris (1.30pm) and Charlestown (3.30pm)
with water stops at other stations. The collection for
Cancer Care West will be taken up by West on Track groups
along the route.