Almost 50 members of South Dublin GAA Club, Kilmacud Crokes will got on their bikes over the June Bank Holiday Weekend as part of the Nissan Mizen to Malin (M2M) Challenge 2016 to raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland and Kilmacud Crokes/Glenalbyn Sports Centre. Now in its third year, the group hope to exceed the €80,000 they raised last year and with Nissan Ireland on board again as lead sponsors, providing transport for participant bikes and gear, the group are very hopeful.
Funds raised are split between the club itself and Breast Cancer Ireland, in support of their pioneering research and awareness programmes throughout Ireland.
The cycle kicked off from Mizen Head on June 2nd and passed through Bantry, Kenmare and Killarney. A 168km cycle on Day 2 (June 3rd) saw the group travel from Tralee to Oranmore via Tarbert, Killimer, Quilty, Ennistymon and Ballyvaugh. Day 3 (June 4th) the group cycled the 133km to Sligo via Tuam, Ballyhaunis and Collooney. Day 4 (June 5th) from Sligo to Letterkenny (110km) via Ballyshannon and Ballybofey, finally arriving at Malin Head after the last 81km cycle.