Final preparations are continuing this week for four local cyclists who will undertake the gruelling 555k Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race on this Friday June 23rd as a four-person team.
Curlieu Wheelers members Declan Noone, Martin Lannon, Des McLoughlin and Eddie Conroy will be accompanied on the race by a very experienced three-man crew, who are crucial for a successful completion of the event which starts in Letterkenny.
The Boyle lads leave the start ramp at 12.04pm
The chosen charity for the event is Downs Syndrome Ireland and the lads hope top raise €2,775 each.
Ultra-Race rider Eddie Conroy was a driver for Enda Madden, last year, when he completed this event as a solo rider.
This time the roles are reversed as Enda takes over as Crew Chief and is joined by last year’s other crew members, Oliver Donagher (driver) and Michael Sweeney (navigator)
The four cyclists have been clocking up the miles over the last number of months to prepare for this very testing event.
The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race route follows the Wild Atlantic Way around the stunning coastline of Donegal. Competitors will depart Letterkenny and take on some of the most scenic roadways to be found anywhere in the World. The route takes you past Malin head, Mamore Gap, Knockalla, Atlantic Drive, Horn Head, Carrickfin, Glengesh Pass, Sliabh League and Barnesmore Gap.
The Boyle team are hoping to complete the 555 km in under 24 hours and will cycle in a relay format (not in a pair/team of four together, etc) with frequency of change over being at the discretion of the team and crew.
Once again, they are cycling the event to raise much needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland.
If you would like to support them their fund raising page is at: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/team-trojan-for-down-syndrome