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Monday 23 April 2018

Get on your bike for the Gerry Brannigan cycle

With the racing scene done and dusted, cycling is still in vogue and tomorrow, the Gerry Brannigan cycle takes place in Co Meath.

Gerry was a very popular member of Orwell Wheelers and the IVCA who died suddenly in October 2006 aged just 52.

A group of friends came together and formed a committee that ultimately decided to organise a charity cycle to support Gerry's family.

The first Gerry Brannigan Memorial Cycle took place in November 2006 and more than 320 riders took part.

In addition to entries, sponsorship cards were distributed and returned and through the generosity of cyclists, their friends and families, a large sum was donated to Gerry's family.

The Gerry Brannigan Benevolent Fund was established in 2007 and this year will be the eighth running of the Gerry Brannigan Memorial Cycle.

This year's event is on tomorrow with a start time of 10am from The Grasshopper Inn, Clonee, Co Meath.

Two routes will be available – 60km and 35km. Both routes will be marked and supervised at all junctions and refreshments will be available.

All monies raised will be lodged into the Gerry Brannigan Benevolent Fund account. This fund has assisted a number of cyclists and their families since 2007.

For more information, call Ronnie Brannigan 086-6096369.

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