One for Irish history books!

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

Paul O'Donoghue from the 'Garden County of Ireland' Wicklow is all set to re-establish the Irish end to end record for cycling from Mizen Head in west Cork to Loop Head in Northern Ireland - a distance of 390 miles! Joe Barr, no mean performer in his day, holds the current record of 19hrs 3mins set in 1993. Barr is a former international cyclist. As far as O'Donoghue is concerned, D-day is Sunday, June 19. What could play an important part in his bid are the elements. "I'm hoping for a strong tailwind the whole way," he said, as the conditions are something that will play the pivotal role.

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