Cycle Rally To Raise Funds For Shalom

By January 22, 2015 No Comments

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The annual Shalom Cycle event – the Northwest Cycle Challenge – is taking shape in Ireland, and planning is well underway among the committee based in Derry. This year’s rally will be held April 25-26th, with cyclists enjoying a full breakfast before departing Faughanvale Saturday morning. The route takes riders via Derry, Strabane, Castlederg, Beleek and Ballyshannon with an overnight and dinner at the Great Northern Hotel Bundoran – with inspirational remarks from Shalom founder Fr. Patrick Devine. After Mass and breakfast on Sunday, the riders complete their cycle through Ballyshannon, Donegal Town, Barnesmoregap, Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Convoy, Raphoe, St. Johnston, Derry, Foylebridge and Eglington. Co-organizer Jim O’Hara reports: “We have a full backup team with three vans, an ambulance,  medic car and marshall. Our numbers range from 40 to 50 cyclists per year with about 10 backup crew and some friends of Shalom for a great nights craic in Bundoran.” Great times for a great cause! To register, contact any of the committee on the race poster above.

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