Saturday 28th July was the date for the H&MV Inaugural Charity Cycle. The cycle departed Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles where cyclists could choose from a 30km or 60km route. Numbers far exceeded the organising committee’s expectations with over 150 participants taking part. Spirits were high and rain showers did little to affect the positive experience.
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind was the chosen charity for the event. All money raised will go directly to the charity to provide much needed services. A number of blind and partially sighted cyclists took part with lead riders on tandems.
PJ Flanagan, CEO of H&MV was delighted with the feedback. “It was a super day, a credit to the exceptional teamwork at H&MV. The organising committee excelled on this occasion and I’m delighted to see that we’ve already raised in excess of €20,000 for the charity with money still to come in. We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors. Thank you to all who participated in making it a very enjoyable, safe and successful fundraising event.”
Plans are already in motion for a Charity Cycle in 2019 and H&MV Crusaders, the company cycling club will be updating us when more concrete details are available.