3,000 km charity cycle

3,000 km charity cycle

Three men from South Donegal who set out from Kinsale on Sunday on a 3,000 km charity cycle are due back in the county on Monday or Tuesday, May 16-17.

Liam Travers (29) from Bundoran, and Jervis McGowan (38) and Michael McLoone (42) from Ballyshannon are cycling the entire Wild Atlantic Way, and then doubling back from Derry to Bundoran, with support from driver Declan Hilley from Pettigo and James Kelly from Ballyshannon.

The team are raising funds for and awareness about the GRASP Life Foundation. The voluntary charity provides support from mental health professionals to individuals, groups and organisations in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim. Mary McTiernan founded the organisation after the death by suicide of her son Garry (24) in 2004. She was joined by other volunteers, including Molly Reynolds from Creevy, whose son Mark took his own life in 2009.

GRASP provides a 24/7 helpline and operates three weekly drop-in centres, including one in Ballyshannon.

The team should pass through Bundoran and Ballyshannon on Monday or Tuesday (May 16-17) and return to Bundoran for the big finish on Saturday, May 21.

To follow their progress or make a donation, visit www.grasplife.ie, the GRASP Life Foundation Faceook page.

Pictured are Jervis and Liam in Kinsale last week.