Limerick cyclists go the distance for Childline

MEMBERS of The Hub Cycling Club put their backs, and legs, into raising money for a local cause on the Mizen 2 Malin Challenge.

Six cyclists made the iconic journey over Easter from the north to the south of Ireland, a journey of 600km, along the stunning Irish coastline, with Childline as their charitable cause of choice.

Ber Norris, Kay Loughran, Sile Hayes, Pascal King, Patrick Ruane, and Una Hogan were joined by ten other members of the club for different parts of the challenge.

The Hub Cycling Club, based in Coonagh, County Limerick, was established in 2011. It currently has over 50 members. The club is affiliated with Cycling Ireland and has been involved in many charity fundraisers in the past.

“Childline is a cause dear to our hearts,” cyclist Kay Loughran told the Limerick Post.

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Kay has worked for the charity for 12 years and says she was delighted to have had the opportunity to continue to support it.

“It’s a local charity – there is an office in Limerick – and as an amazing charity and one that is heavily reliant on fundraising, it’s brilliant that we could do our bit to help support Childline’s 24/7 listening service, which is there for children and young people throughout Ireland.”

A spokeswoman for Childline said: “We at Childline want to say a huge thank you to Limerick’s Hub Cycling Club, who took on the Mizen 2 Malin Challenge over Easter and raised over €10K for Childline.”

“We are so grateful for their support. All funds raised go to Childline’s 24/7 anonymous listening service to help ensure that every child’s call is answered.”