When we finished up with Neil McConkey’s valiant efforts I never though that I would be posting yet another article about cycling, as that seems to be Parky’s domain, but having be contacted by some fervent Ulster supporters I’m more than happy to publicise their endeavours.
With Neil clocking up a over 1,200 miles in his Heineken Cup cycle-a-thon and having recently covered our friends the Mengal Taggers and The Tropics the tag rugby players who broke the World Record for playing 31 hours of tag non stop we now have a group of rugby supporters going one better with a 5 day non-stop cycle across Ireland from Dublin to Dingle in aid of the Northern Ireland Childrens Hospice.
We’ll, when I say non-stop I suppose that’s not really true, for these are not fit young athletes at the prime of their lives but rather a group of ageing teachers (well at least one of them is) donning the Lycra for what will be a huge effort for them, and once they get the Lycra on it will be an even bigger effort to get on their bikes five days in a row to cycle from Dublin in the east to Dingle in the west via Kilkenny, Clonmel, Mallow and Killarney.
The guys have set up their own blog spot to cover their trip which you can follow here http://www.dublin2dingle.blogspot.co.uk/ plus, of course you can visit their just giving page and make a donation here http://www.justgiving.com/dublin2dingle.
The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice has been recognised throughout the world for it’s standard of care and it really is a worthy cause.
Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice cares for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and supports their families and those close to them. Care is provided across Northern Ireland.
There are over 750 life-limited children and young people living in Northern Ireland. Life- limiting conditions include conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy and genetic disorders such as Batten’s Disease, and life-threatening conditions such as cancer and heart disease. These children have very complex needs often requiring 24 hour care and many will die before reaching adulthood.