Taoiseach supports cycle challenge

An A-list celebrity line-up will cycle through some of Mayo's most scenic routes ahead of the Help Us to Help Others Cycle Challenge taking place on Saturday September 15. The fun cycle will raise much needed funds for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

Blowing the whistle at the start-line will be Taoiseach Enda Kenny who will be there with Mayo footballer Andy Moran; Mayo Rose Dervla Kenny; 2012 Escort of the Year, Ian Cullinane from Galway; comedian Frankie Ford; national junior cycling champion Liam Corcoran; and campaign ambassador TV3's Noel Cunningham.

The event will see staff, customers, community, and special guests of the four Kavanagh's SuperValu Mayo stores—Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh and O’Connor’s Westport—mount their bikes as they push themselves to reach their €30,000 goal in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

Avid novice and leisure cyclists are invited to join in and take part in one of two routes, beginners or advanced. The beginners’ 50km race starts at 10am and kicks off in Westport, through Castlebar, on to Newport, and will finish in Westport. The advanced 100km race also starts at 10am from Westport, leading into Castlebar, on to Kiltimagh, Claremorris, Castlebar, and finishing in Westport.

Noreen Coyne, Kavanagh's SuperValu Group HR manager, says, “Thank you to all of you have signed up in-store and online, we look forward to seeing you on the day. I would like to encourage people from all corners of Ireland to continue to sign up and support the very worthy work of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. We are also inviting locals and business people to line the route with our trademark yellow balloons and show their support for the hospice movement.”

You can register now for the “Help Us to Help Other's Cycle Challenge" online at www.kavanaghgroup.ie for a registration fee of €30. You can also register in any of the four Kavanagh's SuperValu Mayo stores for a registration fee of €40. A team of four can enter the Cycle Challenge for €100.


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