Team Donegal will compete for the first time ever in what has been described as Europe’s toughest cycling challenge this August.
The Race around Ireland is an epic race which sees cyclists compete in a 2150km race in 96 hours. The race covers the length and breadth of the country and the Donegal team will be undergoing the gruelling experience to raise much needed funds for the ‘Bumbleance’ a children’s ambulance which provides free transport to children all over Ireland. The service brings the children to hospital treatment centre hospices and returns them home.
The four men that will take part in the race are Garvin Patterson, Ciaran Boyle, Ady Herrity and Gary Boyle and the team manager is well known Johnny Patterson.
The race begins on August 31 in Navan before going north and travels through Castlederg, Cork, Wicklow, Dublin and returns to Navan on the following Wednesday. The men have been training for the event since last year and are all associated with Donegal cycling clubs.
You can send messages of support to the men through their Facebook page, Race around Ireland Donegal. You can also monitor their progress and track them as they race around the country on their page. For more details on sponsorship visit their facebook page or call Johnny Patterson at 086 2740777.