A group of Croke Park staff last weekend took on a ’stationary’ Cycling Challenge to raise much-needed funds for frontline staff in the local Mater Hospital.
The group of eight cyclists set out to cover 630km – the distance from Malin Head to Mizen Head within 24 hours using their turbo trainers and bike computers from the safety of their own homes. The cyclists were challenged to complete 26km in each of their three, one-hour stints from 7am on Saturday morning right through to 7am on Sunday morning.
Raising funds and awareness for their Croke Park neighbour, The Mater Foundation, was the main focus of the venture, and the act of cycling at home reinforced the importance of the ‘Stay At Home’ message that GAA has supported since the outbreak of the current pandemic.
The cycling group of eight cyclists included staff members: Alan Milton, Cian Murphy, Kevin Leahy, Kevin Sexton, David Sweeney, David Power, Paul O’Donovan and Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan and they need your support to raise both awareness and support for these most worthy of causes.
Speaking about the challenge Kevin Leahy said ” It was tough and enjoyable, we aimed for 630km in 24 hours and we managed to cover just shy of 730km so we are thrilled with what we achieved, we have completed an outdoor charity cycle for the past 3 years so this was a great way to keep that initiative alive and we will definitely keep it going in one way or another in 2021.”
To date almost €12,000 has been raised through the Malin to Mizen Head Fundraising Challenge, to lend your support you can donate HERE.