Trip To Tipp is back so let’s get cycling

Trip To Tipp is back so let’s get cycling

The 26th Annual 'Trip to Tipp', in support of NCBI, is right around the corner and they would love for as many people to join them for the event - which takes place on Sunday September 4th 2022.

Long-time Trip To Tipp organiser Billy Shanahan said: “We couldn’t be happier to support NCBI with Trip to Tipp for another year.

"This event is so important to us all and to the work of NCBI in providing support and services to people who are blind or vision impaired.

"We will also use this year’s Trip to Tipp to remember three people who were incredibly important to us and the event - Lorraine Shanahan, Gerry Shields and Michael Sutton.”


Kathleen Donnelly, alongside her daughter Annie - who is an NCBI service user, will be involved in Trip to Tipp again this year.

Kathleen said: “We already have Annie polishing off her tandem bicycle in advance of this year’s Trip To Tipp!

"We can’t wait to get down to Thurles to enjoy what is always an amazing day out in support of NCBI."

Participants can cycle, walk or run during the event, which kicks off at the Ursuline Sports Complex on Templemore Road in Thurles.


Refreshments, a commemorative medal and a commemorative t-shirt will be available for all participants.


  • 9.30am – 120km Glen of Aherlow Challenge – €30 registration
  • 10am – 60km Scenic tour of Tipperary – €30 registration
  • 11.15am – 10km Family Fun Cycle – €10 registration


  • 10 – 10km walk – €10 registration


  • 11am – 10km Road Run – €10 registration

Participants can register for their selected Trip to Tipp event online through the event page on the NCBI website, or on the day at the Ursuline Sports Complex.

*Showers are available on the day.

*All cyclists must wear helmets.

NCBI is the national sight loss organisation, working for people with sight loss.

They provide practical and emotional support, rehabilitation services, and other training designed to help people with sight loss live independently and confidently.