Joe’s World Record attempt for Cancer Fund for Children

Irish ultra cyclist, Joe Barr, is aiming to beat the Guinness World Record for the furthest distance cycled in seven days in a bid to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Fund for Children and the construction of Daisy Lodge in Cong, Co. Mayo.

  The current record is 3,580km, which Joe will attempt to surpass on a route from Malin Head, Donegal to Mizen Head, Cork seven times.

  62-year-old Joe’s 45-year professional cycling career has geared him up for the challenge to raise funds and also as a tribute to his son, Ross, now aged 15, who beat brain cancer.

  Joe’s cycle will take him from Malin head and through, Londonderry, Strabane, Enniskillen, Longford, Athleague, Nenagh, Limerick, Charleville, Kanturk, Dunmanway, and Mizen head passing through Roscommon a number of times as he aims to beat the record.