Local cyclists halfway through Ireland ‘point to point’ charity cycle

July 27, 2010

By Brónagh Murphy

Four local cyclists are today (Monday) more than half way through their Ireland ‘point to point’ charity cycle.

On Saturday Brendan Hanratty, Colm Collins, Gerard McMonagle and John O’Neill, all from Crossmaglen, set off from Mizen Head in Cork on their ambitious and arduous journey cycling to Malin Head in Donegal – a mammoth 437 miles.

So far, everything has been going to schedule and the men are expected to arrive in Donegal late on Tuesday night.

Taking a moment to speak to The Examiner, Gerard McMonagle described the task as ‘very tough’ but said spirits among the men are high and the team fully expects to successfully complete the trip.

“We are making good time and are covering approximately 100 miles a day.  The weather has, so far, been kind to us and we hope that continues as we make our way north to Donegal.

“The whole team is delighted  at the support we have received with this fundraising cycle and we look forward to donating a substantial sum towards cancer care in the area,” he added.

Donations Appeal

All proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards Hospice care in the local area and the public is encouraged to generously contribute to this very worthwhile cause.

Donation buckets have been placed in businesses in Crossmaglen and the wider area and all contributions are gratefully accepted.