A group of Emyvale cyclists are about to head off on a tough challenge - cycle from
Misen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal. The former is the most southern point
in Ireland while Malin is the most Northerly. This coming weekend they will complete
the run and it is all in aid of Arthritis Ireland. The cyclists are collecting sponsorship
for the trip which will go to their nominated charity and any assistance you can
give will be very much appreciated. Paul Cassidy was the person who started the idea
and now a group of eleven will take part. Of course a big back up team is also required
and support vehicles are necessary for the safe running of the event. These are all
in place and Universal Graphics has been very helpful.
We wish the group a safe journey and hopefully they will raise a huge amount of money
for a very worthy cause. We also hope that Paul takes a few photos which we will
bring you on their return and we are going to progress to video coverage if our camera
man has time to record.
Pictured below are members of the group with Mayor of Monaghan Heather Humphries:
It was a very busy week for the Emyvale Cycling Club as they participated fully in
National Bike Week. Various events were organised by the Club and all were very successful.
The Time Trial in Tydavnet and the Cycling for Special Needs were very enjoyable
and were used as opportunities for the promotion of cycling for health and pleasure
purposes. Then on Sunday the Club had a Cycling Skills Day in Monaghan Town. They
organised it in McNally’s Car Park and a big crowd turned out. They were all age
groups and those equipped for the road went with some members of the club on a run
out to Rossmore Park. The younger members were given instruction and practice at
cycling skills and they seemed to enjoy the experience. The Club worked with Monaghan
Sports Partnership and Monaghan County Council and there were certificates for those
who completed the skills course and the cycle run.