For over a year the Drogheda Cycling Group has been campaigning for more infrastructure for cyclists in the area and running weekly cycles for its members.
Now they are planning to undertake a 200 KM cycle through and around Drogheda town on Saturday 1st October next to raise funds for the group.
The intrepid cyclists undertaking this event will start out at five in the morning from Peters Street and will be undertaking several laps of the town.
The purpose of this cycle is to fundraise to support the work of this voluntary group and to raise awareness about active travel in and around Drogheda.
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Chairperson Noel Hogan said: “this is an opportunity for members of the public to support the call for more active travel in Ireland’s largest town – we have carefully chosen a route that allows people to join us for some (or all) of the event if they wish.
“We all want to see a brighter future for Drogheda and active travel is a key part of that.”
Treasurer Daniel Danko said: “we are grateful for any and all support we receive – donations can be made online via our gofundme page or through our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).
“We will be live tracking the event all day so supporters can track our progress.
“Since we were established just over a year ago we have made huge progress in promoting active travel and fundraising events like these are key to continuing the work of our group.
“Drogheda Cycling’s purpose is to campaign for and promote cycling for all in the Drogheda area. We are open to all and advocate for access for all. We believe that cycling can help contribute to Drogheda becoming healthier, safer and more sustainable community.”