A group of cyclists will take on the ultimate challenge of cycling a whopping 1,900 kilometres across 32 counties in Ireland in just six days, in aid of charities that mean so much to them and in memory of 11-year-old James Moore who passed away recently.
The 'Mayo Ultra-Cyclists' is a group of adventure cyclists who take on an ultra-cycling challenge for charity every year. Since 2016, they have completed 4,823km over four different cycles in just twelve days in five different countries and in the process have raised an incredible €88,000 for various local charities. More recent cycles have been the 2,000km trek from Lourdes to Knock in June 2019 and the 1,600km from Lands’ End to John O Groats in June 2018.
This #6days32counties cycle is dedicated to James Moore(11)who passed away over 4 weeks ago. James was passionate about fundraising for @Temple_Street his dad Simon explains why.He never got to realise his ambitions. You can help realise his goals now https://t.co/BOAKkLqc9g pt1 pic.twitter.com/1MGbqo3AXb
— Mayo ultra cyclists (@Mayoultracycle) August 13, 2020
On Sunday 16th August, this group is under taking the enormous challenge of cycling 1,900km through the 32 counties of Ireland from start to finish - all within six days - and in memory of James Alexander Moore, who was cared for in CHI at Temple Street.
They will be starting in Mayo and cycling clockwise through every county - a staggering 320km per day. Whilst doing this tough six-day, 1,900km ultra-cycling challenge, they are using the opportunity to raise some much-needed funds for four deserving charities:
- Temple Street Foundation
- Down Syndrome Ireland West
- Mayo Roscommon Hospice
The event is self-financed by all the cyclists and all of the proceeds collected will go directly to this year’s four chosen charities.
Alan Heaney is one of the cyclists taking part and he joined Anna and Dec on Pumped Up Kicks to tell them about what it will be like to take on such a challenge! All will be ok apparently as long as the tea bags are remembered!
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Listen back to the full chat with Alan by clicking the play button below!