Mizen to Malin in 24 hours

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TWO members of the Kilmallock Cycling Club will cycle the entire length of Ireland in just 24 hours to raise funds for cancer research.

Will Whelan and Brian Canty form part of a five person team who will cycle the 637 kilometres from Mizen Head in Co Cork to Malin Head in Co Donegal on June 21.

Aaron Dennehy from Mitchelstown organised the cycle in memory of his father, Sean, who died of pancraic cancer last October.

Aaron said: “After my Dad died, we were left with a lot of unanswered questions, a huge sense of loss and anger, about the lack of a cure for this horrible disease.  We watched my brave dad fight with huge determination and courage and this inspired me to take on a challenge. Our mission? To do what we can for early detection of pancreatic cancer.”

Will, Brian and Aaron will join Helena Dornan and Noel O’Leary who will leave Mizen Head at 1pm on Friday June 21 and arrive into Malin on Saturday 22. They will cycle through the night non-stop. The average time it takes to complete the route by cyclists is normally six days.

The cycle will cover Bantry, Macroom, Newmarket, Charleville, Kilmallock, Limerick, Portumna, Longford, Enniskillen, Strabane, Derry, Drumville, and finally, Slievebawn, Malin Head.