Recently That’sFarming revealed details of a charity cycle taking place from Malin to Mizen Head, organized by Tipperary’s Devils bit Macra club. You can read that original story here.
The journey totalled in excess of 700kms, with all funds raised going to Embrace Farm, a charity which offers a support network to those affected by farming accidents and tragedies. Seven members of the Devil’s Bit Macra club took part in the cycle, with the journey completed over the course of five days.
The group of seven consists of both dairy and beef farmers. Participants include John Keane (dairy), Caoimhe Egan (dairy), Thomas Kelly, Padraig Kennedy (dairy), Jonathan Dwyer (dairy), Joe Maher (dairy) and Michael Kelly. The journey began on August 6th and was completed on day five, August 10th, with all seven members finishing the journey.
Day One saw the team of seven travel from Malin to Bundoran, with Day two seeing them departing Bundoran for Tuam. On day three the team travelled from Tuam to Cross in Co. Clare, followed by a trip from Cross to Killarney on Day Four. The final leg of the journey saw the team travel from Killarney before reaching their endpoint, Mizen Head in Co. Cork.
“A great day for everyone yesterday, over 700km of cycling done, a massive achievement for a very worthy cause, Embrace Farm.” posted the group on Facebook.
“A great week was had by all and a huge thank you to everyone who came along to see us in Mizen yesterday and to those who supported us along the journey.” it continued.
The group of seven sought to raise funds for Embrace Farm through a gofundme page set up, which you can visit here. To date, the group have raised €1,955 of their €5,000. You can still donate via the above link.
Pictures - Devils Bit Macra Facebook page