Kilmacud Crokes Nissan / BCI M2M 2022 Launch May 12th

 

 Kilmacud Crokes members hit the road - cycling over 670km to raise funds supporting Breast Cancer Ireland

 

 

Almost 90 members of Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club in Stillorgan, Co Dublin will hit the (long!) road over the June Bank Holiday (Wednesday 1st June – 5th June) to complete the Nissan Mizen to Malin Challenge to raise funds which will be shared between Breast Cancer Ireland and the Kilmacud Crokes Club.  This is the fifth time this challenge has been undertaken by the club and the numbers of eager participants continues to grow.

The group is set to cycle 670km in total and has raised an incredible €420k for the beneficiaries over the course of the last four events.

The cycle is set to commence from Mizen Head, West Cork, bright and early on Wednesday 1st June, after the group travels down by bus from Dublin. It will wind its way up the West Coast of the country, arriving  at Malin Head on Sunday 5th June, from where the undoubtedly weary group will stay overnight, having a well-earned last night in Donegal, and travel back to Dublin by bus on bank holiday Monday 6th June.

CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland, Aisling Hurley said: “We’re thrilled that the Nissan M2M Challenge is taking place again this year, particularly after the pandemic of 2020/2021, and would urge all of our loyal Breast Cancer Ireland Ambassadors, Patient Supporters, Volunteers and local residents of the towns and villages along the route to come out and show support for the brave cyclists as they pass by your door over the June Bank Holiday weekend – many will be wearing their distinctive Nissan cycling attire with Breast Cancer Ireland and Kilmacud Crokes logos so will be hard to miss! Events such as this are an incredibly important source of funding for what is Ireland’s leading breast cancer charity, tasked with changing the landscape of breast cancer treatment into the future”

Chairman of the event fundraising committee, Brendan Sweeney said: “We’re looking forward to a bumper year this year, having had to pause our efforts since 2018, and hoping for some good weather and support from communities along the way. It’s a fairly gruelling journey, but great fun too, and most importantly, the challenge raises much needed funds for both Breast Cancer Ireland and our club so is worth every ounce of effort

Seamus Morgan, Managing Director of Nissan Ireland, which has sponsored the event since its inception, added “We are delighted to sponsor this impressive challenge once again this year, and to play our part in helping to raise both funds and awareness around good breast health. Sadly, we all know someone who has been touched by breast cancer, and it feels right for an organization such as ourselves with a presence in the towns and cities across Ireland to play our part in helping to fight a disease that affects no less than one in nine Irish women”

Each cyclist makes a personal contribution of 300 euro towards their costs.  Nissan Ireland have sponsored the cycling gear and polo shirts for the cyclists and support team and the motor group will provide three NV400 support vehicles along the route.  You can sponsor a cyclist at https://eventmaster.ie/fundraising/campaign/The_Nissan_M2M_Challenge_Fundraising_Campaign or Text “Cure” to 50300 to donate €4.00 to Breast Cancer Ireland.

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For further information, or for print or radio interviews with any of the following regarding the M2M challenge, please contact Nicky Crichton, Crichton Communications, 086 6085454 or email nickycrichton01@gmail.com

Mizen to Malin Cycle Route in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland:

 

Wednesday 1st June: Commence cycle at Mizen Head

(B&B - Killarney Court Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry)

Thursday 2nd June: Lunch @ Kilrush Golf Club, Parknamoney, Co Clare.

(B&B - Lahinch Coast Hotel and Sancta Maria, Lahinch, Co Clare)

Friday 3rd June:  Lunch @ The Archers Hotel, Claregalway, Co Galway.

 

(B&B - Kiltimagh Park Hotel, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo)


Saturday 4th June: Lunch @ Great Northern Hotel Bundoran, Co Donegal

 

(B&B - Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal)

 

Sunday 5th June: Mid-morning stop @ Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Co Donegal

 

Complete cycle at Malin Head

 

(B&B Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Co Donegal)

 

Monday 6th June: Return to Dublin (by bus)