Pals sad­dle up for Team Galen

Bray People - - NEWS -

AN IN­TREPID team of cy­clists from north Wick­low will cy­cle the length of the coun­try in a bid to raise funds for Grey­stones man Galen English from May 3-6.

Galen English was out cy­cling late last year when he was in­volved in a road traf­fic ac­ci­dent in which he broke both his neck and back and was left paral­ysed from the chest down.

A team of 10 cy­clists (in­clud­ing mem­bers of Bray Wheel­ers as well as vol­un­teers from Grey­stones and else­where) have now agreed to cy­cle the 800km dis­tance from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Done­gal to raise money that will be put to­wards adapt­ing his house to suit his needs as well as get him back cy­cling again through the ac­qui­si­tion of a spe­cialised hand­bike.

Team Galen – com­pris­ing Will Golby, Una Mor­rissy, Wayne Mor­ris, John Golby, James Hall, Os­car Shortt, Wez Kel­lett, Tony Martin, Sarah Pratt and Galen's brother Daniel – will need to cover 200km a day to com­plete their goal, and all spon­sor­ship would be much ap­pre­ci­ated.

The team claim to have re­ceived ‘won­der­ful sup­port’ from the businesses of Grey­stones so far, with lo­cal bike shop Cy­cle Plus agree­ing to pro­vide food and sup­port ve­hi­cles for their en­deav­our.

Any­one wish­ing to do­nate to the cause can do so at www.team­galen.com.

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