Cycling has always been a great way to get a group together and to raise money for different charities . Wheather it be a one day local sponsored cycle such as the emergency services cycle for autism next Saturday or a fortnight long overseas event such as those run by the NCBI or Crumlin Children’s hospital they are all very worthwhile . Literally millions of euro are raised each year for very needy causes and a huge difference is made to the lives of the people who suffer from different illnesses and disabilities .
I have always been a huge fan of the NCBI blazing saddles and the work of big Eamonn Duffey and have even been on one of their trips as can be seen here on a previous post : cycling for charity
On june 29th this year three adventurers are taking on another very challenging cycle to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society , a very worthwhile cause . They will be following the route of The flight of the earls from northern France to Rome . The big difference with this trip is that the three guys are funding the cycle entirely from their own pockets so that 100 % of the monies raised will go directly to their chosen charity . This is hugely commendable and I think that everyone should have a look at their website : www.flightoftheearlscycle.com and consider making a donation at www.mycharity.ie
One of the three involved is Damian Hardiman who will be well known to all the winter warriors locally as he is a regular on the spins around Ballymac and beyond . He also races with Dan Morrisey’s and has been training hard for the event .
I wish them well with the event and hope that they exceed their fundraising target .