GAA CLUB PED­ALS FOR PI­ETA

Bray People - - NEWS -

En­niskerry GAA Club’s ‘Pedal for Pi­eta’ was a huge suc­cess, with 81 cy­clists tak­ing part – 50 more than last year.

Or­gan­is­ers thanked the Pow­er­scourt Arms for the use of their venue and for the de­li­cious food after their cy­cle.

The com­mu­nity pulled to­gether, with do­na­tions of fruit by Liam and Mel Cor­ri­gan, as well as many vol­un­teers act­ing as reg­is­trars, sup­port driv­ers, wa­ter stop vol­un­teers and road mark­ers.

The team had hoped to at­tract 50 cy­clists this year so to end up with 81 was fan­tas­tic.

They con­tinue to col­lect spon­sor­ship and will then an­nounce the to­tal sum raised.

The day in­cluded 80km and 40km routes, start­ing and fin­ish­ing in En­niskerry and tak­ing in some spec­tac­u­lar land­scapes.

There were des­ig­nated wa­ter stops with free food and drink to re­fuel, and post-race cel­e­bra­tions.

All spon­sor­ship will be di­vided equally be­tween En­niskerry GAA and Pi­eta.

In 2006, Pi­eta House opened its doors in Lu­can, County Dublin and since that day they have seen and helped over 30,000 peo­ple in sui­ci­dal dis­tress or en­gag­ing in self-harm, and estab­lished twelve sub­se­quent cen­tres across Ire­land.

En­niskerry GAA Club’s Pedal for Pi­eta cy­clists at the Pow­er­scourt Arms after their cy­cle.

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