Pedal power for patients across Mid West

Petula Martyn

Reporter:

Petula Martyn

Cyclists from all over Munster will be participating in a very special Charity Cycle which takes across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to raise much needed funds to improve facilities for Cystic Fibrosis patients at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

Cyclists from all over Munster will be participating in a very special Charity Cycle which takes across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to raise much needed funds to improve facilities for Cystic Fibrosis patients at the Mid Western Regional Hospital.

The aim of the fundraising event is to provide a CF out-patient clinic and nine high spec ensuite inpatient rooms for CF patients from the three counties.

The 100 kilometre charity cycle is being organised by TLC4CF, a fundraising initiative by the Limerick, Clare and Tipperary branches of the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland to help improve services, facilities and in turn improve lives for all people living with Cystic Fibrosis in the Mid West Region.

The cycle will start and finish at Garryowen Rugby Club in Limerick, with registration from 9am and the cycle starts at 10am on September 10. The route will be as follows:- Limerick to Nenagh, to Portroe, Ballina, Killaloe and back into Limerick via Clonlara.

Event organiser, Caitriona Hayes said, “As well as helping us with vital fundraising, it will be a really great day’s cycling, taking in such a scenic route with some challenges along the way.  We are hoping that participants will raise a minimum of €100 per person which will go directly into improving the lives of young people living with CF in Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. No one will be turned away for sponsorship less than this, but we find that people are digging deep for such a worthy local charity.”