Preparations are continuing for next week’s cycle from London to Ballaghaderreen which the organisers and participants hope will raise up to €100,000 in aid of diseases that affect the brain.
The group will cycle roughly 550 km to generate funds for treatment of Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This cycle is in memory of Ballaghaderreen man Frank Kelly (RIP).
Cyclists will leave the Claddagh Ring pub in London on Monday, September 30th and cycle to Liverpool over three days.
They will then get the ferry across the Irish Sea to Dublin. On Friday, October 4th an official reception at Croke Park will be held, where more cyclists will join the group.
The team will set off for Athlone and on to Roscommon town. They will then cycle through Ballymoe and Castlerea, heading for their final destination, Ballaghaderreen. The finish line is Ballaghaderreen GAA clubhouse and pitch, which was Frank Kelly’s hallowed ground.
There are ongoing fundraisers in many parishes between now and October 5th.