Niall's endurance feat for blind

The son of a Kerry man who has completed arduous cycle challenges to raise funds for National Council of the Blind Ireland (NCBI) is set to follow his father's example in a tough task of his own.

Niall Crowley, whose parents come from Kenmare, is now set to complete his own cycle, peddling the 296 KM from Dublin to Kerry in one day!

The Aircraft Engineer who lives in Luxembourg says he was so inspired by his Dad's achievements for the sight loss charity that he determined to copy his example and do his own.

"Well Dad did the Gold Coast 1,000 and the California 500 a good few years ago now so he has set the bar. My Grandmother had Retinitis Pigmentosa and that is where the interest in the NCBI and its excellent work comes from".

Niall is optimistic about his chances of completing his cycle saying he has been practising hard, "Well I should have the legs to do it . I was in the Alps last week doing a bit of practise so it's looking good".

"I know the winds going South West can be hard but I hope to be done and dusted in 14 hours".

Cheering him on for the challenge on the 20th July will be his co cyclist Killarney man, Ger O' Donoghue and Niall says that both men are looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation in the scenic county after their marathon cycle.

"We will enjoy the apres cycle that's for sure," laughs Niall!

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