RTE weather presenter Gerry Murphy has been invited by Carrickmacross Lions Club to launch their 4th annual Charity Cycle. He will be at The Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross, today Saturday 7th March at 1pm, along with representatives from all the local cycling clubs in the North-East region. This will be Gerry’s second year associated with The Lions Club Cycle. Last year he launched the event and then cycled the 90km Drumlin Route. The proceeds from this year’s cycle will go to the Monaghan Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland.
The Carrickmacross Lions Club Cycle on Sunday 3rd May will appeal to cyclists of all abilities. Lions Club President Claire Cunningham appealed to anybody with a bike to “get back on the saddle and help support the Lions Club and those in our communities with Down Syndrome”. The 30km Oriel Route for beginner and leisure cyclists will be on a flat route to the picturesque village of Tallanstown in County Louth, where the local Tidy Towns Committee will provide refreshments for the cyclists. The 90km Drumlin Route will provide a challenge for the more experienced cyclists and will take advantage of the rolling terrain of counties Monaghan and Cavan.
Everybody is welcome to attend the event launch. The Lions Club are especially interested in hearing from people who would like to help them in the running the event which has become one of the highlights in the cycling calendar. The Carrickmacross Lions Club Cycle is supported by Monaghan Sports Partnership and further information is available on www.carrickmacrosslionsclub.com or on http://www.facebook.com/lionsclubcycle.