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Sunday 24 September 2017

Cycling lovers urged to back charity event

Sports journalist and former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage is calling on cycling enthusiasts in Fingal to join him and his daughter Evelyn on a 600km challenge in aid of The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) this June.

The duo, along with many others, will be leading the way in the picturesque Porto to Lisbon event and pedalling for the IHF's Nurses for Night Care service.

This is a fantastic way to challenge yourself in 2017 and see the beautiful coastline and countryside of Portugal.

Launching the cycle, Sunday Independent journalist Paul Kimmage, who lives in Naul, said: 'I've cycled for this worthy cause for the past two years. On those journeys I've heard inspirational stories from fellow cyclists about Nurses for Night Care service.

'Nurses work throughout the night enabling people to spend their final days at home with families by their side. This year my daughter Evelyn is joining me making it an even more special experience as family is everything.'

'End of life affects every village and street. We all wish for a peaceful and comfortable experience for our dearest during their final chapter and this IHF service makes that possible. I'm encouraging Dublin cyclists of all abilities to join me and Evelyn and pedal the picturesque Portuguese coastline. It's a hugely rewarding experience,' said Paul.

The Kingspan-sponsored cycle takes place from June 25th to July 1st along the charming coastline of Portugal. Registration closes on March 20.

Flights, accommodation and full board are included and full details can be found at www.hospicefoundation.ie or by calling 01 6793188.

Fingal Independent

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