Pedal Against Poverty to raise funds and awareness for people caught in the effects of poverty.

Poverty and broken relationships are the root causes of issues we’re working to address. All funds raised will go to where the need is greatest.

Create your own challenge, Choose a route, and join us to Pedal Against Poverty.

How It Works

Create Your Own Challenge

We’ve designed this event so you can be involved in a way that suits your time and fitness level.  Big events can be fun but they are expensive and the long-distances limit the number of people who can participate.

When you Pedal Against Poverty, you determine where you’ll cycle, when you’ll cycle and how far you’ll cycle.  Maybe you’d like to cycle a little every day, or every week. Perhaps you’d like to gather a few friends and cycle together.  Set your own distance challenge, or combine the total distance achieved by your group.

Pedal Against Poverty is designed for you to raise awareness and raise funds for the work of Tearfund Ireland.  And, of course, to enjoy a bit of cycling!

Choose a Route

Pedal Against Poverty is designed for you to set you own cycling targets.  Have you recently gotten a bike and want to explore some of Ireland’s greenways…?  This fundraiser is for you!   Are you an experienced cyclist and want to set yourself a challenge?   This fundraiser is also for you!

If you would like to associate a target distance with one of our project areas, we’ve created some maps to give you some sample distances. (see maps below)

We’ve selected these projects to highlight the difficulties facing people in the areas in which we work.  Although our project approaches may be different in each country, poverty is at the root of all the issues we’re working to address.

Do you like a project but the distance seems daunting?  Why not form a team with friends and combine your kilometres toward the goal?  Or break down the distance over several weeks and cycle a little at a time.

Begin Fundraising

Once you have chosen your route and created your challenge, you’re ready to begin fundraising.  Set your fundraising target and start inviting support from your family, friends, co-workers, neighbours and online communities.  Set up your account HERE or download a sponsorship form here.