Cycle 4 Sick Children, Limerick’s newest cycling club will hold its official launch this Saturday 12th March at 8pm in The Pier Hotel, Sarsfield Street. The club was founded by Liam & Stacey Mulcahy as a means of creating awareness of the plight of hundreds of sick children, including their daughter Sophie, throughout the region. Cycle 4 Sick Children has grown into a club offering children and adults a fun and social outlet for getting fit and staying healthy while helping promote the challenges facing children suffering from illness.
Liam Mulcahy, founder Cycle 4 Sick Children, explaining the background to the club said, “Cycle 4 Sick Children was set up to remove words like ‘obstacles’ and promote words like success and overcome. But for kids with disabilities this is not so easy. We want to create awareness and support these wonderful children and their parents who work and battle for their rights for equality. Every time our club members get on their bikes they create awareness for children’s disability and serious illness in Ireland. We do this by educating the public and raising funds for children’s services in Limerick and beyond. We have already also supported organisations like The Jack and Jill Foundation, Enable Ireland & Crumlin Hospital and have helped highlight the lack of services in Ireland for disabled and seriously ill children. Upcoming fundraising cycles will take place for St Gabriel’s Centre in Dooradoyle & the Limerick Lourdes Charity cycle.”
“On a social & sporting note, the club’s member’s range from six and seven year olds in our weekly Sprocket Rocket Programme, to adults of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. We organize weekly cycles on a Sunday from The Pier One Hotel and training sessions in our new home in the Delta Retail Park that has been kindly provided by the Mid West Spina Bifida Association. Our aim is to get people lucky enough to be blessed with good health to get out on their bikes and try to stay healthy. We are always looking for new members and encourage even those with no cycling experience to check out the club as the rewards both from a sporting point of view & in helping sick children and those with disabilities are enormous.”
Cycle 4 Sick Children is supported by Hibernia Cycling Tours, The Pier Hotel, Mid West Spina Bifida Association, the Sporting Limerick promotional brand, European City of Sport 2011, Sean Curtin Photography, Design Locker, Limerick City Sports Partnership, Siopa Rothar Teo & toyshop.ie amongst others. Anyone interested in joining Cycle 4 Sick Children or in the work they carry out in raising funds and awareness of children suffering from illness or with a disability can call into The Pier One Hotel on Saturday night at 8pm for the official launch.