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One Day One Way Cycle Saturday 26th April 2014 Complete!!

posted 25 Apr 2014, 12:26 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 26 Apr 2014, 11:55 ]
Cycle Update
Mission possible completed 7.50pm!!!!!
On paper it was an ambitious target to complete a 300km cycle in over 12 hours however the Achill GAA cycling team have achieved just that. A huge congratulations to all cyclists involved in todays cycle they are Martina Gallagher
, Maeibh McNamara, Martaín O Mongáin, Thomas McLoughlin, Martin McNulty, Micheál McNamara, Peter Grealis, Bernard Briody, Rory Geraghty
and Ciarán Boylan.

Some of last year's participants joined in the convoy in Mayo and these included Sean Lyons and Edward Scanlon who joined in Castlebar, Brian O'Leary who joined in Newport and Donal McLoughlin who joined in Tiernaur.

A special mention to our two support vehicles team made up of Caoimhe McNamara, Hughie McGinty, Robert Murray and Cliona who ensured all the cyclists safety throughout today's journey.

Our cyclists have just past through Tonragee (7.30pm) and the convoy now consists of14 cyclists with Brian O'Leary and Donal McLoughlin joining since Newport. Please come out to welcome home all participants!!!

Our 12 cyclists have passed through Newport (6.40pm), present time of arrival to Davitt Park is 7.15/7.30pm. Please come out to welcome home all participants!!!

Our cyclists left Castlebar after a quick break (5.30pm) for some refreshments courtesy of Western Care HQ, Pool Rd Castlebar. The cyclists and support team were greeted with a warm welcome by supporters in Castlebar and the cyclists were joined by Sean Lyons and Edward Scanlon on the last leg of their cycle. Next stop Newport and it is hoped to arrive to Davitt Park at 7.30/8pm.

Photos arriving Castlebar (Click to enlarge):
Arrive Castlebar 1   
Arrive  Castlebar 2    
Arrive Western Care 

Depart Western Care 1

Depart Western Care 2

Our cyclists are just about to set off after a meal break in Ballaghaderren (2.45pm) and hope to be in Castlebar at 4.45pm/5pm approximately. The wind is aiding our cyclists and they are ahead of schedule presently. This may result in an earlier time of arrival.

Our cyclists are passing through Strokestown, Roscommon (12.30pm) and now face into a difficult section of the cycle. The next stop will be a meal break in Durkans of Ballaghaderreen and it is hoped they will arrive into Davitt Park at approximately 10pm. Keep posted for regular updates.

Our cyclists have reached their second stop of the day at Feericks Hotel, Rathowen, Westmeath (10.35am) and the next stop will be Longford. They have covered 100km over the last 4 hours, only over 200km more to go!!!!

Welcome to our first update, all 10 cyclists and support team set off this morning at 6.10am from Croke Park and safely arrived at their first destination Mother Hubbards, Moyvalley (8.30am) for a meal break.  The weather has chosen to be kind to us after last nights heavy rain and the sun is out and fingers crossed it will remain so.

Good luck to all the cyclists and support team who start the Croke Park to Davitt Park Cycle from Dublin at 6am tomorrow morning from outside Croke Park. As this year's event takes place over one day we will endeavour to keep you up to speed on the cyclists progress and estimated time of arrival home.
The funds raised from this cycle will go towards local services in the area for service users of Western Care from the Achill, Ballycroy, Mulranny and Newport area.