Cyclists gear up for annual ‘Minihan’s to Mizen’ fun cycle

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018

Category: Sport & Fitness

Contributor: West Cork People

Registration for the third annual Minihan’s to Mizen charity fun cycle on April 21 has opened with up to 200 cycling enthusiasts expected to participate. The event, which is aimed at seasoned cyclists and pleasure seekers alike who want to experience the most beautiful part of the Wild Atlantic Way on two wheels.

The cycle, which will raise funds for Brú Columbanus and Aughadown Community Council, will consist of a novice (40km) and expert (85km) route beginning at Ilen Rovers GAA pitch, Church Cross. The route will take in Ballydehob, Schull, and Goleen before reaching the Mizen Head. The event is open to anyone aged 16 and over and for all fitness levels.

Brú Columbanus provides home from home accommodation for family members of seriously ill patients in Cork hospitals. The charity depends on volunteers to run the house and charity, which is full to capacity.

Spokesperson for the event Pat Coakley said, “This is our third year running this unique cycle which gives people the opportunity to safely enjoy the sights of the amazing route which is amongst the best in the world and is one to be relished regardless of where you sit on the fitness scale. Participants are welcome to take things at their own pace and make some pit stops along the route if they so wish. The aim of the event is to get people out of hibernation and back on the road and raise funds for two great causes.”

Entry is €40 on the day or €30 for ‘early bird’ online registrations on eventbrite.ie

For further information and Race updates log on to the Facebook page; www.facebook.com/MinihanstoMizen

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