Nicola Doherty is in her final week of training for a 300km cycle around Munster to raise funds for the Irish Epilepsy Association. The 12-hour cycle, in aid of the IEA’s “Brainwave” charity, takes place on Saturday May 19th and starts and finishes in Coachford.
Nicola did 200 km last weekend and although she encountered some problems with her bike she is confident that she will complete the huge task of cycling from Coachford to Youghal, Dungarvan, Cahir, Mitchelstown and Mallow before returning to the village.
Speaking of her motivation in taking up this challenge for Brainwave, Nicola says
“The reason I’m raising money for this charity is because my little brother Aaron has two types of Epilepsy: photosensitive and tonic-clonic seizures”.
Nicola talks about her route, “I’ll be leaving Coachford village at 9am Saturday Morning. I’ll cycle to Cork City where I’ll meet the first group from the team (Coachford Cycling Club) then go onwards to Youghal, Dungarvan, Cahir, Mitchelstown, Mallow and back to Coachford. If by any miracle I arrive back before 9pm, I’ll stay in the saddle until the 12 hours are up!”
To her supporters, Nicola says,
“A massive ‘Thank-you!’ to the 12 cyclists from Coachford Cycling Club, and to everyone who has donated. All support is hugely appreciated… and if anyone is around the village that morning or evening I’d love to see you!”
You can donate and sponsor Nicola by logging onto her event page on mycharity.ie