Chain Gang Cycle From Malin To Mizen Raises €5,000 For ADAPT

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Tralee Chain Gang Cycling Club members present a cheque for €5,000 to General Manager at ADAPT Kerry, Catherine Casey with directors Susie Cox and Tomás Crowley. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE Tralee Chain Gang Cycling Club were delighted to present a cheque for €5,000 on Friday to ADAPT Kerry.

Eight members of the club along with two support team members went on a cycle from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal earlier this month.

Starting on Sunday, August, 7 it took four days to complete the 637km cycle.  The members of the club made the decision to start a gofundme page with all proceeds going to support the fantastic work of Adapt Kerry in Tralee, who provide a women’s refuge and family support services.

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The gofundme page raised €4,500 while the club members contributed an extra €500. The cyclists taking part in the challenge were Declan Murphy, Avril Hewitt, Brian Neenan, Jerry Quinlan, Neil O’Farrell, Mike O’Doherty, Declan O’Hara and Denis O’Sullivan, while the support team were Pat Keohane and Seamus O’Donovan.

“It was tough, we had done a lot of training but it was the equivalent of doing four Ring of Kerry cycles one after the other,” said one of the cyclists, Declan Murphy.

“None of us are very young but we enjoyed it. The weather was lovely, we had four glorious days and we all got there safely. We’re delighted that our efforts will benefit ADAPT,” added Declan.

Catherine Casey, General Manager of ADAPT was delighted with the amount raised by the fundraiser.

“We’d like to thank the Chain Gang for taking on such an amazing challenge in aid of ADAPT. We appreciate them thinking of us and we hope they had a great adventure,” she said.


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