Kilbeggan dad's 24 hour cycling challenge to raise funds for daughter's school

(Above) Andrew Grehan.

A Kilbeggan father is taking part in a 24 hour cycle around Mondello Park racetrack to raise funds for his daughter's school.

Andrew Grehan is undertaking the mammoth challenge in a bid to hopefully raise at least €3,000 for the Mercy Secondary School to go towards the costs of maintaining the bikes it recently purchased to enable students to use the newly opened greenway at Kilbeggan Harbour. Andrew's friends Gavin Moran, Mark Green and Seamus Grehan are also taking part in the event which will take place in October.

“At any given time, a member of the group must be cycling with the event beginning at 12am on Saturday October 16 and finishing at 12am on Sunday the seventeenth with the aim being to cover as many laps as possible,” Andrew explains.

“I was made aware by my daughter Lily and her friends that the school had purchased bikes for the students to use on our newly built cycle way at Kilbeggan Harbour.

“Having this facility for the students is an amazing amenity to have and I want to do all I can as an avid cyclist to keep this up and running for the school. Maintaining bikes comes at a cost and this is what I would like to raise some money for.”

Andrew, who is a member of the local cycling club Esker CC, is currently training for this once in a lifetime challenge and says that he is counting down the days.

“The event itself promises to be some fun and I can’t wait to get to the start line. Cycling is an amazing activity to help support wellbeing and mental health and the school having this available is fantastic for the students. So I would ask please help me raise what we can to keep this up and running well into the future.”

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