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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Motorcyclists hit the road for fundraiser

Published 30/08/2014 | 00:00

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FIFTY big-hearted motorcyclists are hitting the roads to raise funds for a new wheelchair accessible bus for St Ita's Special School, Drogheda.

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The Run of the Country charity motorcycle ride will take place on September 13. And now they want to sign up volunteers to go with them on the epic journey.

Former mayor Cllr Richie Culhane, who's initiative it was to get a wheelchair bus for the pupils, is being supported by the intrepid motorcyclists of Drogheda and the surrounding areas.

'This event has been a wonderful success over the last four years and I am delighted that the Brotherhood of Bikers continue their support for the school.'

A minimum of €250 sponsorship is required to take part in this very special run.

Two hundred and fifty miles of twisty roads through scenic drumlins and lake lands await the intrepid riders. Touching three provinces in one day, the run will have five check points where riders will be given the next stage of the route. Eventually the ride will bring them to an overnight at a secret location within 70 miles of Drogheda. An evening meal and bed and breakfast will be provided.

Planning and plotting the routes for next year's event has found some new sections of twisties!

Jimmy Kennedy of Kennedy Motorcycles and Michael McCormick were recently scouting the 250-mile route and are delighted with it.

For more details, contact Michael McCormick on 087-1318363 or michael@therunofthecountry.com. Full details of the event are on the web page www.therunofthecountry.com

Drogheda Independent

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