On Friday night last, Cyclists and Support Crew from the CP2CP Cycle presented a cheque for €16,025.46 to The Irish Road Victim Association, Parkinson’s association of Ireland and ‘Walking in the Shoe’s in O’Neill’s Bar and Lounge in Lucan.

On the 26th of August this year a group of 29 cyclists took part in a cycle from Croke Park in Dublin to Croagh Patrick in Mayo, in just one day. This was the second time the charity cycle took place but this time in reverse to that of the route in September 2015. The cycle was the brain child of the late Aidan Lynam of Woodview Lucan, but sadly he passed away in May of 2015 while marshalling on Rev-UP 4-DSI (Down Syndrome Ireland – a charity he worked for) before he could do the cycle himself. This year saw Aidan’s wife Nicky complete the cycle in his honour, a tall order for someone who took up cycling 3 months prior to the event.

Each of the three charities had been picked by participants from the previous event. With each charity receiving a total of €5,341.82 it is sure to help in each of their goals for 2017. The event attracted participants from Dublin, Kildare, Clare, Cork, Belfast and even London. Each participant and support crew covered their own costs which meant that all money raised went straight to the charities. Huge thanks are owed to our wonderful support crew for looking after us on the day, also our very generous sponsors who helped made the event possible.

The organiser’s would always like to thank each one of the cyclists who took part. Their energy, courage and commitment was fantastic and wish them well for their next cycling adventure and hope to see them back in 2019 for CP2CP Cycle TT (Tallaght-Tralee).

In photo L-R:
Thomas Doran (Charlie’s Barbers) Stuart Carrick, Alan McCaffrey, Karen Newman (IRVA), Paula Gilmore (CEO of Parkinson’s) Eimear McCaffrey, Nicky Lynam, Eoghan Liston and Ian O’Toole