Malin to Mizen cycle to stop over in Athlone

Sponsor Pat Buckley of Buckley Cycles presents the team jerseys to Karl Turley, Frank Young Memorial Cycle co-ordinator.

Sponsor Pat Buckley of Buckley Cycles presents the team jerseys to Karl Turley, Frank Young Memorial Cycle co-ordinator.

This Friday sees the beginning of the Frank Young Memorial Cycle 2010 from Malin Head in county Donegal to Mizen Head in county Cork. The cycle was set up to commemorate the life of local man Frank Young, who is legendary in the Midlands and beyond due to his lifetime involvement in sporting and charitable activities.

Taking part in the challenge are 60 or more ambitious cyclists of all ages. The cyclists hail from the Midlands, Dublin, and as far away as Cork. The contingent will have a 20-strong support team, and many new cyclists will be joining the group throughout the various stages. Day one will see the group departing from Mizen Head and finishing up in Bundoran and the next day (Saturday ), the group will make the long journey down to Athlone where they will be expected to pass through Athlone town centre between 4.30 and 5.30pm.

On the same night a half-way party celebration will be held in the Bounty Bar from 8pm to allow local people to support the cause. Tickets will be on sale at the door and will include a three-course meal, live music, and prizes. All funds will be going towards two very worthy causes: the South Westmeath Hospice and the Young Social Innovators Award.

The group will then continue on to finish off their five-day journey with further stop-offs at Horse and Jockey, Cork city, and Mizen Head. All donations are welcome for this worthy cause.

The cycle organisers would like to thank their generous sponsors: Buckley Cycles, Carty Meats, Seery’s Cash & Carry, Hanley’s Cash & Carry, Rustic Oil, Behan’s Fruit & Veg, Friland Meats and Danish Crown.

To find out more please visit the Frank Young Memorial Cycle facebook page.

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