Pedal Power for Cork Charity

18 June 2016
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

Pictured at the launch of the ‘Dusk ’til Dawn’ 2015 charity cycle are Noel Doherty and Sean O’Riordan, partners in FitzGerald Solicitors who are spearheading a 120km night-time relay cycle over the 10th and 11th of July to raise funds for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland. Registration is just €20. To sign up email noeldoherty@fitzsols.com. picture Gerard McCarthy

Charity night cycle Dusk ‘til Dawn has kicked off with registration now open to thrill-seeking cyclists who want to saddle up for the night-time cycle that runs from Cork to Crosshaven on Friday, July 8th.

The unique adventure cycle, which is organised by FitzGerald Solicitors to raise money for Down Syndrome Cork, is an exciting opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to take in the sights and sounds of Cork’s coastline in the peace and tranquillity of the stars and moonlight.

The event, now in its third year and covers distances of 30km, 60km, 120km and 180km, was a huge success last year with a threefold increase of daring and dedicated night owls, of all abilities, taking part to raise money for the worthy charity.

Dusk ‘til Dawn is open to adventure-hungry teams from local businesses and all other cyclists who are up for a unique and exciting challenge while enjoying the opportunity for camaraderie and networking.

Registration costs just €20 and 100% of the funds raised will go towards the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland. It’s hoped that over €5000 will be raised for the charity from this exciting endeavour through participants’ contributions and corporate sponsorship.

Noel Doherty from FitzGerald Solicitors urged all local businesses in the city centre, including Lapps Quay and One Albert Quay, to support the event by registering their own office teams.

“We’re very proud and excited to kick off Dusk ‘til Dawn for a third year and we have no doubt that this year will again be a fantastic success.

“This is an innovative, fun and novel challenge that allows you to experience Cork and Cork Harbour in an exciting new way and it’s all in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland – a cause close to our hearts for the incredible work it does to provide support, resources and a voice for those with Down syndrome and their families.”

The Dusk ‘til Dawn cycle will kick off from Lapp’s Quay at 11pm on Friday the 8th of July with cyclists expected to pedal back to the finish line as the sun rises over the River Lee where they will be greeted with a freshly brewed and baked breakfast.

Dusk ‘till Dawn is not a race. Participation is the key and no one will be left behind. Cyclists can choose a shorter route or a relay option to make it even more fun.

Participants cycle at their own risk on open roads. Rules of the road apply.

For more information or to register your interest in this event please email Noel Doherty on noeldoherty@fitzsols.com, call 021 4279800 or log on to Dusk ‘til Dawn Cycle on Facebook www.facebook.com/dusktildawncycle

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