Limerick cyclists in gear for big fundraiser

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

Limerick cyclists in gear for big fundraiser

Members of Cliona’s Foundation Cycle Club are ready to hit the road

IT’S that time of year again when members of Cliona’s Foundation Cycle Club prepare to get on their bike for the charity’s ninth annual fundraising cycle.

The cycle will take place this year on Saturday, August 27.

The event which has become a popular date in the diary of many cyclists will start this year from Bruff Rugby Club, just 25km from Limerick city.

With three routes including a 10km for kiddies, a 40km family/leisure cycle and the 90km Cliona’s Challenge, the event caters for cyclists of all levels of ability.

On finishing the cycle participants and onlookers can look forward to plenty of food from the famous barbecue, while the children will be kept entertained with the bouncy castle and more.

“For the ladies who don’t fancy hopping on a bike, there will be a limited stock of previously-loved designer clothes on sale from 10am in the rugby club,” explained Terry Ring, founder of Cliona’s Foundation.

To take part in this year’s cycle you can register online by logging onto www.eventmaster.ie or on the day with registration starting at 8.30am for all routes.

Registration fee is adults €20, child €5 and family €30 and this includes the barbecue and entertainment.

Cliona’s Foundation provides financial assistance to children with life limiting conditions. The Foundation believes that no family should have to face any added financial stress when they are already struggling to cope with the trauma of a seriously ill child.

Founded in 2007 by Brendan and Terry Ring, in memory of their daughter Cliona who died of an inoperable brain tumour, Cliona’s Foundation has raised in excess of €1,000,000 helping more than 330 families in that time.

Cliona’s Foundation receives no financial state support and relies on the generosity of the public to ensure its continuity.

To learn more about Cliona’s Foundation, donate or apply for financial assistance visit www.clionasfoundation.ie