LYIT charity cycle raises huge funds for local chairities

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LYIT charity cycle raises huge funds for local chairities
The annual Campus to Campus Charity Cycle from Killybegs to Letterkenny attracted the highest number of entrants ever when it took place recently.

The annual Campus to Campus Charity Cycle from Killybegs to Letterkenny attracted the highest number of entrants ever when it took place recently.

Over 150 people got on their bike and cycled from Killybegs through Glenties and Fintown and finished up in Letterkenny, all in aid of local charities.

The cyclists covered a distance of 75km and were challenged by strong winds during the Saturday cycle.

The terrain is one that also proves difficult with many hills along the well-known route.

A group of maintenance staff from the Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) cycled the round trip from Letterkenny to Killybegs and back again to Letterkenny.

Now, in its fifth year, the LYIT Charity cycle has raised €33,460.

Most of the monies raised has benefitted local charities and has helped many people.

The €5,015 raised this year will be equally shared between Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Donegal Branch and Blood Bike North West, a voluntary group of motorbike enthusiasts who transport necessary medical items for HSE.

The organisers were delighted with the turnout, and paid special thanks to their sponsors and all those who assisted on the day.

Photos from the cycle are available on the Campus to Campus Charity Cycle Facebook page.