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Thursday 17 January 2019

Mike puts his shoulder to the wheel in mega push to get second Bumbleance on the road

ICE explorer Mike O'Shea plans to run a mini-marathon in Dublin after pulling the Bumbleance all the way to the capital from Dingle.

Mike was joined by a team of around 25 volunteers when he tackled the first leg of the journey, which he hopes will raise enough money to put a second dedicated children's ambulance on the road.

He was helped getting over the gruelling Conor Pass by endurance swimmer Nuala Moore and Tony and Mary Heffernan, whose Saoirse Foundation is the charity behind the national children's ambulance service.

O'Shea hopes to raise €250,000 but has begged for help along the route which can be tracked on the Bumbleance website.

"It's tough and the lovely day made it all the harder, but we're getting great support and it's creating a great buzz," he told the Herald.

confident

And though weary from the first stage that ended in Camp village outside Tralee last night, O'Shea is confident he'll reach St Stephen's Green in Dublin by September 19, in time to run the mini-marathon the following day.

The adventurer has also initiated 'The Yucky Spoon Challenge' - where he made a video of himself tasting something unpleasant.

You can help by texting 'BUZZ' to 50300 to donate €4.

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