New route for charity cycle around Lough Derg

Cyclists are need for a charity fundraiser around Lough Derg in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
CYCLISTS of all levels and ages are required for a charity fundraiser around Lough Derg in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.

CYCLISTS of all levels and ages are required for a charity fundraiser around Lough Derg in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland.

The Lough Derg Cycle Challenge, starting at Two Mile Gate, Killaloe, will run a scenic 70 mile route around the picturesque Shannon region.

The newly updated route for the sixth annual cycle will take participants around the scenic parts of Lough Derg, while raising money for respite support services provided around the country by the national charity.

“We are seeking as much support as possible this year as funding and donations are considerably down in comparison to previous years,” said Amy Bramley, fundraising and pr coordinator for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland of the cycle, which takes place on Saturday, April 27.

“The cycle is growing every year and becoming a popular training day for cyclists across the country.

“It is a fun, leisure event with the aim to raise vital funds for the respite support services MDI provide to individuals and families with muscular dystrophy. The Lough Derg Cycle Challenge caters for all levels of fitness and can be used as a practice run for the more advanced cyclist. There will be plenty of pit stops along the route for everyone to regroup and refresh,” she added.

Registration is €45 per person and sponsorship cards for MDI are available. Contact Ms Bramley on 086-8185352 for more information.