Cyclists take on 145km challenge
A GROUP of cyclists from North London will take on the challenge of cycling 145 kilometres around Wicklow.
The cyclists from Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George Catholic Church (OLSG) in Enfield in North London will take part in the Charity Bike Ride of Wicklow from October 25 to October 27.
The event, organised by Noel Sainsbury, the chairman of the OLSG centre, is in aid of Helen Tormay a Meath woman recently paralysed following a tragic accident (Helen is hoping to move back home from London to Meath in the near future) and St Elizabeth’s Centre Hertfordshire, a centre for epilepsy and other special needs.
The ride starts from the Esplanade Hotel, Bray at 9.30 a.m on the Saturday returning to Bray on Monday.
Also leading the group is the assistant priest from OLSG Father Jim Byrne originally from Wexford and the headmaster from St Elizabeth’s, Brian Sainsbury. Noel’s mother Marie (nee Poynton) hails from Bray. The group aim to raise in the region of ¤15,000 as a similar ride organised by Noel in Donegal last year raised over ¤30,000 for HCPT and Catholic special needs in London.
Noel would like to offer a big thank you to Bray Wheelers, and Larry Clarke in particular, who have helped organise the event and will be leading the riders along the way.
The group will be finishing their adventure at Duffs Pub in Bray from 8.30 p.m. on Monday 27 where any donations or simply friendly faces will be welcomed.