Cy­clists take on 145km chal­lenge

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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.

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