The Team & Mission
Paul Donnelly, Brian Calvert and Randal McAllister are about to undertake a national sporting challenge like no other, to complete an entire circuit of Ireland on three bicycles. The cyclists will pass through all 32 counties and will complete nearly 1200km in eight days; that's a lot of tarmac folks!
Starting at Daisy Lodge just outside Newcastle in Co Down the cyclists will head southwards towards Dublin incorporating seven easterly counties. The second stage of the circuit will take the cyclists into the deep south towards Waterford where the route heads west to Kerry. The next stage will take us through the beautiful and wild west of Ireland as we head northwards through Connacht to Donegal and finally completing in Kilrea, Co Derry after nearly 1200km of gruelling cycling.
We'd like to invite and encourage individual cyclists and local clubs to join us for a few miles of our journey. We will use this as a fundraising opportunity for the charities by accepting small donations from cyclists and generous individuals along the way who may wish to be part of this event. This should be a bit of craic and will hopefully create awareness of the vital role these organisations provide for children and families affected by cancer. Keep an eye on our website as we'll post our starting locations for each day closer to the event.
We very much look forward to seeing some cyclists along the way for a few miles!
The Route & How You Can Help
Day 1. 9th September [Daisy Lodge Newcastle Co Down to Dublin City 175Km]
Day 2. 10th September [Dublin City to Carrick on Suir Co Tipperary 180Km]
Day 3. 11th September [Carrick on Suir to Cork City 115Km]
Day 4. 12th September [Cork City to Listowel Co Kerry 100Km]
Day 5. 13th September [Listowel to Portuma Co Galway 135Km]
Day 6. 14th September [Portuma to Ballyhaunis Co Mayo 170Km]
Day 7. 15th September [Ballyhaunis to Belleek Co Fermanagh 105Km]
Day 8. 16th September [Belleek to Kilrea Co Derry 160Km]
And every bleedin' county in between