Local Sandymount Resident to Take Part in 230km Charity Cycle

Equinox Charity Cycle 2013 Pic: Equinox Cycle

Equinox Charity Cycle 2013
Pic: Equinox Cycle

This years annual Equinox Charity Cycle will take part on September 27th.

It will be a gruelling 12 hour slog across the country, testing the cyclists’ endurance with 230km of road between Clontarf and Youghal in county Cork. The cycle will begin at sunrise at Clontarf, where about 65 cyclists will dip their back wheels into the Irish Sea.

Among the participants, Sandymount local, James Stacey will be taking part. James got to know about the cycle while working with the founders and has been drawn to it ever since. “I like the fitness side of the challenge,” he says, and “the sense of achievement of a full day’s challenge.” James is currently training hard for the long cycle this September.

The Equinox Charity Cycle is an initiative that began with Ronan O’Neill and John O’Connell, who work at Brown Bag Films. They decided to set this up four years ago to raise money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital and Headway. In the past few years it has raised over €50,000 for these brilliant charities who do such amazing work.

Ronan O’Neill, who is organising again this year, says that “in 2014 we’re aiming to raise €20,000 in just one year, and we’re hoping individuals and businesses will help by sponsoring us to reach this target.”

You can support the charities and Sandymount local James Stacey and all the other particpants who will take part by donating via the website.

By Ferg Hayden