24 Hour Cycling Challenge for Borrisoleigh Man – Mizen to Malin for Track-Attack Club

On Saturday next the 18th of June, Borrisoleigh man Trevor Groome will attempt a sporting challenge that could only be tried by a rare breed of competitor. At 3pm on Saturday as part of a fundraiser for our Track-Attack Club, he will rotate the pedals of his bike at Mizen Head at the foot of Co. Cork and in less than 24 hours later, he will be hoping to finish his challenge at Malin Head at the most northerly part of Co. Donegal.
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Trevor Groome track attack cycle
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Trevor will be joined on the trek by 2 of his club mates of the Upperchurch/Drombane Cycling Club namely Pat Healy and Davy Cullen and also by Barry Meehan of Sean Kelly Cycling.com. They were also meant to be joined by another Borrisoleigh man in Liam Murray but unfortunately an injury sustained in recent weeks have scuppered his chances of making the start line.
The quartet will be joined on their daunting task by a back-up van which will be driven for the first half of the journey by All-Star hurler Shane McGrath while Trevor’s brother, Jamie will take the wheel for the second leg of the trek.
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If all goes to plan, Trevor and his comrades will be hitting the outskirts of Nenagh town between 11pm and 11:30pm on Saturday night. They will be coming in by Donal Ryan’s Garage and then proceed up the town by-pass and head out the Borrisokane road.  We will keep the progress of the group updated on the Borrisoleigh Track-Attack Facebook page throughout the journey.
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Trevor has kindly offered to do the challenge to help Track-Attack’s efforts in raising the funds to erect lighting on the newest development of the 1.3km track surrounding the sports field in Borrisoleigh. The club are hugely grateful for this and if anyone would like to support Trevor’s efforts by purchasing a line for €2 of 3 for €5, they can do so by contacting Declan Maher at 087 1444977, Pat Keane at 087 6380649 or any member of the Track-Attack Club. The club are also hugely grateful to everyone who took cards to help the club in their fundraising drive. (Cards can still be obtained from either of the 2 named above or from Mark Stapleton).
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The very best of luck to Trevor, Pat, Davy and Barry in their challenge of endurance. Hopefully they will achieve their goal. Hats off to the teak tough quartet.
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Track-Attack on Tour
The Track-Attack on Tour Series will next Monday night hit the roads of Templederry. A 2.2 mile course or a distance of 5 miles is on offer to participants. The Loughane 5 mile route is a favourite training ground for many Track-Attackers.
There is an entry fee of €2 for adults with under 18’s free of charge and all are welcome to attend.

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