A MAMMOTH cycling challenge has been taken on by a Rolestown family in a bid to raise money for the oncology ward at Crumlin Children's Hospital.
On Monday, August 27, two Rolestown natives Emma and Cian Bailey and their friend, Catherine O'Rourke set off from Battersea Power Station in London to cycle to Rolestown, arriving on Thursday, August 30. This was a gruelling challenge of around 500km cycling over the four days but the challenge did not end there. On Friday, August 31, they set out from Rolestown to join up with the ' Tour de Picnic' which is a fundraising cycle of about 80km from Dublin to The Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Laois.
The Bailey family said: 'St John's oncology ward and Crumlin Children's Hospital is a charity which is close to our hearts and we have seen at first hand the amazing work done there on a daily basis by dedicated professional staff taking care of the most courageous patients and their families both in hospital and at home.' After arriving home to Rolestown and before setting off again to the Electric Picnic, the Bailey family held a reception at their home and invited locals to contribute to the cause.