Ballyferriter cyclists sets off on epic 12,000km cycle
BALLYFERRITER cyclist, Tomás Mac an t-Saoir set out from Cairo on Friday to begin his epic 12,000km to Capetown at the southern tip of the African continent.
Although his first days in the saddle were not without incident, he has reached Luxor the world famous home to the Valley of the Kings and other great monuments. He plans to take a day to go sightseeing and will continue with his fundraising journey on Thursday.
It is not all hard graft; shortly after his arrival in Cairo last week the Irish Ambassador to Egypt Seán O Regan arranged a reception for Tomás at his official residence.
The young cyclist is raising money for the Dónal Walsh Live Life Foundation; this is his second outing to raise funds for the Blennerville-based charity, following from his coast to coast cycle in the USA last year.
Though far away and travelling alone, he is providing updates on his activities and encounters on various social media channels, where he reports that the fund-raising is progressing well with donations now amounting to €8,614 of his €17,595.00 target.
For updates on his progress you can view his social media accounts where Tomás posts regularly. Daily progress can be seen at the following social media accounts.
Twitter: @SearsToms, Instagram: searstomas, Facebook: tomasafricacycle. To donate to the cause he is supporting go to www.idonate.ie/ cyclingafrica DOCUMENTARIES on the Camino voyage undertaken by naomhóg from Dublin to Santiago de Compostella have received awardsThe epic story of the journey of Naomhóg na Tinte, crewed by Domhnal Mac a tSithigh, Breánndán Ó Beaglaíoch, Breandán Ó Muircheartaigh, Liam Holden, Glen Hansard and Liam Ó Maonlaí has caught the imagination of both film and television critics alike.
The television series ‘Camino na tSáile’ was awarded the award of Sraith Teilifise na Bliana at the Oireachtas and the feature-length film entitled ‘ The Camino Voyage’ received the Irish Screen Documentary Award for 2018 in New York in October.