Ulster Cycling News

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans1 (300x113)David Cartmill (West Down Wheelers) and Robbie Marsh (Newry Triathlon Club) have joined together to raise much needed funds for the Southern Area Hospice Services.

At 1.00 am on 28th Oct David will be riding from Bessbrook to Omeath, while at the same time Robbie will be swimming from Warrenpoint across Carlingford Lough to Omeath.

When at Omeath they will team up with Mark Shilliday (West Down Wheelers) for the long 80 mile night ride south to Dublin.  David stated that the night ride on the old Dublin Road, although, there’ll not be much traffic, it will still be a challenge with potholes etc.

To add a twist to the challenge, David will begin his 75 mile race back home to Bessbrook to complete his 160 mile cycle, while Robbie runs the 26.2 mile Dublin marathon.  Rumor has it that whoever finishes this section last will concede to a forfeit.

David and Robbie

Southern Area Hospice Services provide invaluable support and care to people suffering from cancer and other terminal illnesses living within the Southern Health Board area. SAHS's aim is to provide the best quality of life for patients and their families. All services are provided free of charge and SAHS rely heavily on voluntary donations to continue providing special care.

Donating through Just Giving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity. The team has a target of £3000.00; your donation can really help us smash it!! http://www.justgiving.com/Davy-Cartmill

David sends a word of thanks to Simon, Neil, Mark, Alistair, Darren, Dan, Mark and Jack for the hours they gave up during the training runs, and to the Bike Shak for sorting out the lighting and nutritional needs.  Also a word of sincere thanks to those who have already generously donated to this very worthy cause.

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Marian Lamb

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