AN annual fundraising cycle in memory of a keen cyclist tragically killed in Donegal will still take place this weekend – but will be held virtually.
Every year Foyle CC host the Adrian Mullan Sportive in memory of Adrian who was killed riding his bike around around Donegal in October 2015.
Traditionally the sportive raises funds for the Foyle Hospice and would have been held last Saturday 18th April.
Unfortunately the event had to be cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Foyle CC didn’t want the sportive to just disappear this year with the hospice losing out on vital fund raising during these incredibly difficult times. So FCC are now organising the sprotive to be hosted on Zwift this coming Saturday 25th April at 11:30am.
On Saturday cyclists from all over Ireland are invited to take part in this incredibly special sportive to support charities during these incredibly challenging times. Top Irish internationals Nicholas Roche, Eddie Dunbar, Ryan Mullen, Imogen Cotter, Mark Donwey, Chris McGlinchey and Irish National Road Champion Sam Bennett have confirmed they will ride the 41km event in aid of charity.
To join the event simply log onto zwift.com and join this event https://www.zwift.com/events/view/613943 Anyone wishing to take part and ride with the pros is encouraged to donate in advance through this link – https://www.gofundme.com/f/irish-cyclists-foyle-cc-adrian-mullan-sportive
Participants can communicate with each other and the pros during the event by using the Cycling Ireland discord channel on the Discord App (details here http://www.cyclingireland.ie/downloads/discord%20set-up.pdf ).
This year the Adrian Mullan Sportive donations will go to the Irish Red Cross and the Foyle Hospice.
This is an opportunity for the cyclists of Ireland to come together to support two worthy charities in the ongoing battle against covid-19
Zwift Event – https://www.zwift.com/events/view/613943
Gofundme donations page – https://www.gofundme.com/f/irish-cyclists-foyle-cc-adrian-mullan-sportive