Lough Derg Charity Cycle

Posted 31 May 2011 to Events by Sarah Scannell

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) is hosting the fourth cycle challenge around Lough Derg which will take participants through the beautiful Shannon region. This year spoof character Concy Ryan, the RTE Storyland finalist, will be swapping his horse for a bike in support of MDI. The route is approximately 70 miles long with food and refreshment supplied throughout the day. All levels of fitness are catered for and all are welcome to take part, have fun, and raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. To date the cycle has raised over €8,000 for respite support services. This years cycle will take place on Saturday the 11th of June starting at Two Mile Gate, Killaloe with registration open from 10am.  To register you can either pay a registration fee of €75, €45 per person in groups of 4 or more or alternatively take a sponsorship card to raise money for MDI. Please contact Amy Bramley at 086 818 5352 or email amy@mdi.ie for further information.


Proceeds from the cycle will be used towards the provision of the Respite Support Services the charity provides to 573 members. It is essential that those affected by muscular dystrophy, their carers and family members have adequate respite on a regular and frequent basis in order to support and maintain the physical and emotional health of all concerned. Respite is a means of giving carers a physical break from what is continuous and demanding work. Without this type of support, enormous strain both physical and emotional is experienced by carers. Weekend breaks, respite in the home, and youth and adult summer camps are offered to members and their families. Regular and secure funding for this respite service is essential, to enable members and families to have a good quality of living.