Ballina Cycling Club hosts the annual ‘Gift For Life’ Cycle

Event in stunning West Sligo promotes organ donation

Ballina Cycling club © James Wright Photography cycling routes in North Mayo and Ballina

On Sunday August 14th 2016, Ballina Cycling Club, in conjunction with the Irish Kidney Association will be once again hosting the ‘Cycle for Life’ leisure cycle which aims to promote awareness of organ donation.

The event which is kindly sponsored by Ballina based software testing company Lionbridge, is a truly unique cycling event in that there is no entry fee to pay; all the organisers ask is that participants consider signing up for an organ donation card themselves and or encouraging a friend or family member to do the same.

The cycle which was held for the first time last year was hugely successful, drawing cyclists from far away places such as Cork and Dublin. Once again GAA pundit and organ donor Joe Brolly will be there to speak of his own experience of organ donation and afterwards will join cyclists to take on the 105km route himself.

There are two fantastic scenic routes to choose from – 62km and 105km –  and all abilities will be looked after. There is food and refreshments being served before, during and after the event and there will be hot showers available after the cycle.

Start and finish is at The Diamond Coast Hotel in Enniscrone and registration is from 8am to 8:45am, with the cycle starting shortly after 9:00am.

All visiting cyclists will receive a warm welcome from Ballina Cycling Club on the day!

Ballina Cycling Club

Ballina Cycling Club cyclists pictured with GAA pundit Joe Brolly at last year’s ‘Cycle for Life’. L – R: Laura Coleman, Alma Loftus, Sarah Murphy, Mary McBrearty, Joe Brolly, Pauline Walsh, Aisling Judge. Photo: James Wright Photography

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