Roisin & Kevin Complete Epic Challenge: Roisin Kennedy and Kevin Whelan arrived at Little island In Cork at 10pm last night (June 15) after completing 281 Kilometers on the bike in one day (175 Miles). Both riders were part of the O2O Charity Cycling event, with all proceeds going to Down Syndrome and Enable Ireland. The route was billed as a 265km ride, but roadworks forced the weary riders to add on an extra 16km before the finish.
The group left ESB Head Office in Dublin at 7am, and bravely faced into a strong headwind and constant rain - Destination Cork. The group with full support from an ESB Electric Car, had a number of scheduled stops during the day for food, and to change wet clothes. They arrived at the Athy stop where Kevins proud family were waiting to cheer him on.
2012 is the 3rd year of the event, which challenges participants to cycle from Dublin to Cork in a single day. Click Here To Donate To Event:
Both riders had an early start on Friday morning - leaving Adamstown at 5.30am. The event is self funded with every Cent earned going to Charity. Both Cyclists have a close connection with the Down Syndrome Charity and wanted to maximise the amount they could get, and with this in mind Roisin operated two further Ice Cream Fundays from her work (June 12 / 13) .
Also both Kevin & Roisin will run an Ice Cream Funday at the League Prize Night at Sundrive Velodrome on June 27th (Thanks To The Track Commission for facilitating).
The cycle left ESB International's Head Office on St. Stephens Green, and finished, 281km later, at the ESBI Cork office in Little Island.
Two charities will benefit from the cycle in 2012 - Down Syndrome Ireland and Enable Ireland.
All participants pay their own costs to participate. Every cent raised by the O2O goes directly to the charities