Mayo Wheelers raise funds for suicidology

By Tommy Campbell, Irish Independent/Evening Herald/Sunday Independent Like many of the cycling...

By Tommy Campbell, Irish Independent/Evening Herald/Sunday Independent

Like many of the cycling clubs in Connacht, Mayo Wheelers caters for all who are interested in touring or racing. With a full programme of activities in Westport this Saturday the club is organising a leisure ride to raise funds on behalf of the Irish Association of Suicidology. According to organiser of the ride, Joe McGuire, "that organisation is doing Trojan work and it is a pleasure to be able to making some worthwhile contribution."

The ride starts from the Wyatt Hotel - named after famous Georgian Architect, James Wyatt - in the Octagon in Westport. Midday is the start time and the 65-mile Sheeffry Challenge leisure ride takes in some of Mayo's finest scenery. The route includes Aughagower, the Aasleagh Falls, Doolough Pass, Louisburgh and Clew Bay.

"It's a testing route, but there are no extreme climbs. You won't have to be super fit to enjoy the lakes, mountains and coastal scenery," said Joe.

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