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Windmill Wheelers to cycle 623km in France for Mayo Roscommon Hospice

On August 25th the Windmill Wheelers Cycling Club in Elphin will begin a week cycle in France in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice/Local Palliative Care Services. 

The Windmill Wheelers was established in 2011 and due to its continuing growth and success was affiliated with Cycling Ireland in 2015.  Last year club chairman John Murray convinced 18 cyclists, aged between 13-69, including himself, to take a five day challenge and cycle from Elphin to Paris.  The completed the task and raised €14,500 for SOS suicide prevention charity in Elphin.   

This year’s 623Km cycle is from Tours to Lourdes which will include a 75 Km Cycle into the Pyrennes to the Spanish border (this has an elevation of 1,300m).

Windmill Wheelers has set themselves a considerable fundraising target of €30,000 for this year’s adventure. The 22 participants have again funded their own trip ensuring all funds raised go directly to the Hospice/Palliative Care Service Foundation.

The Roscommon Mayo Hospice Foundation has touched so many families with their specialist care since their foundation in 1992. Last year they cared for 845 patients in both counties. Their dedicated 24 hour 7 day specialist service comes at a significant cost and to maintain their immense service and standard a total of €2.3 Million needs to be raised through fundraising, as the Foundation do not receive any Government funding.  This is why your support is key.

Funds can be lodged directly to the Hospice bank account AIB Pearse St Ballina Co Mayo BIC                         AIBKIE2DIBAN                      IE89 AIBK 9370 2951 4941 28  or on the donate page https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11365486_windmillwheelers-cycling-club-fundraising-page.html

We can be contacted directly through Facebook and Twitter; Windmill Wheelers

Payments can also be made to our participating club members directly – John Murray Elphin, John Grealis Castlebar, Wayne McEntee Tulsk, John DeNash Cloneyquin, Padraig Hanley Drinagh, Gary Brennan Elphin, Gerry Beirne Elphin, Brian Farrell Tulsk, Gerry McLoughlin Leitrim Village, Cyril McKenna Mantua, Jim Keane Elphin, Jack McCawley Ardcarne, Aiden Muldowney Bearlagh, Noel Hanmore Lissadrea Boyle, Tommy McCawley Ardcarne, Ronan Gavigan Elphin, Seamus Cox Scramogue, Martin Higgins Elphin, Ciaran Dwyer Arigna, Peter Banahan Ballinameen, Kevin Martin Longford, John Nolan Rathallen.

Already, James Grealis has successfully arranged sponsorship for the initial leg of this adventure with passage to and from Dublin Airport kindly provided by Corduff Travel, Rossport Co. Mayo.

As a new addition to our sponsorship this year we are offering Corporate jerseys with Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals these will be part of our extensive national and local promotions. Prices range from €3,000.00 for a Gold Medal to €1,000.00 for a silver medal and finally €500.00 for a bronze medal. All support you give will make a huge difference to the dignity and respect our friends and neigbhours deserve in their time of need. 

For more information contact Mayo Roscommon Hospice on 094 93 88666 or Laurita on 087 7384322


Contact Us

  • Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation
    Administration Office, Main Street, Knock, County Mayo, Ireland
    Charitable Status No.: 10980
  • Phone: + 353 (0) 94 9388666 | E mail: admin@hospice.ie