South East Road Club kicked off their 220km Charity relay cycle over the weekend, with an early start on Saturday morning.
The first group rolled out from Coral Leisure Centre in Arklow under the cover of dark at 7.30am, with the last group taking to the road at 2.30pm for the final lap of five to complete the 220km circuit, with a number of members stepping up to complete a couple of laps during the day.
A special mention must go to the very energetic quintet of Derrick Evans, Tony Barnes, Neil Chadwick, Ronan Short and Jay Earls who completed all five laps, spending seven hours and twenty two minutes in the saddle.
In total twenty eight SERC members were involved with Jasmin Chadwick, Brenda Byrne, Mary Nolan Hickey, Louise Flood, Gareth Mitchell, Paddy Byrne and Denis Kenny who recently joined the club taking part in their first of many cycling events.
The event was organised by South East Road Club (SERC) to raise funds for two local charities, Arklow Cancer Support and Talk To Tom. These organisations rely solely on public support and the SERC would like to thank all those who have made donations to its iDonate page.
All monies raised will go directly to the charities and the donation page will remain open for anther couple of weeks to allow people to make a donation, no matter how small, so that both charities can continue to support those in need at this crucial time. So far the event has raised €3700 of its €4000 goal.
South East Road Club welcome any one who would like to return to or take up cycling as a way of keeping both physically and mentally fit in what are very challenging times. Visit our facebook page or club website (www.southeastroadclub.com) for regular updates.