Charity crew break out the bikes and head to West Cork

Charity crew break out the bikes and head to West Cork

By Maurice Garvey

THE Laurels Charity Crew are preparing to go on the road again for a good cause this year – after the launch of their 2016 event on Friday night in Clondalkin.

This is the eighth year the crew will raise funds for charity, after generating a whopping €580,000 over the last seven years for various causes.

The Laurells Charity Cycle 2016 resized

Denis McCarthy, co-founder of the Laurels Charity Crew, said: “We are doing a lot of work with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and their Orthopaedic Department, with a project called Straight Ahead.

“This year’s cycle will be from West Cork to Dublin on April 15, 16 and 17. Long-term, we hope to have raised €1 million for charity in the next three years.

“We raised €118,000 last year. In the last three years we have done 10k runs in Corkagh Park, raising funds for the Ciaran Carr Foundation to put 34 AED (Automatic External Defib-rillator) units in schools in Clondalkin, and last year we helped to fund eight public access for AED’s in Clondalkin.”

This year’s new route will be a challenge – taking in a total of 252km and including a stop-off in Carlow on Saturday night.

To cycle or volunteer for the Laurels Charity Crew Cycle this April, simply sign up at: Pedal Eventbrite (Laurels Charity Cycle 2016. The link can be found at http://goo.gl/fwafoA.

 

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