The countdown is on to the fourth annual MS Cycle, which takes place this Saturday, October 11.
Organised by the Considine family - Donal, Brendan, Sean, Eamonn, Rosemarie and Dearbhla- the cycle is a fundraiser for the MS Northwest Therapy Centre in Sligo, which is attended by Eamonn.
For the past few months and weeks, groups have been in training for the popular event, which will see 240 cyclists travel from Longford Rugby Club to Carrick-on-Shannon and back.
Registration on Saturday morning will take place from 9am, with less experienced cyclists to take to the road at 10am. The second group will leave at 11am. Refreshments will be served in Carrick-on-Shannon, and a meal will be provided for all participants in the Longford Rugby Club on return.
Registration for the event costs €30, or a sponsorship card can be attained from any member of the family. Over the past three years the event has raised €65,000 for the centre.
All are welcome to return to the Rugby Club on Saturday night, where entertainment will be provided by Sean Hussey, followed by a DJ.
Speaking to the Leader, Eamonn Considine admitted that he was looking forward to the event.
“It’s a great social day for everybody and a great night in the Rugby Club after,” he said, pointing out that people will be travelling from “far and wide” to take part in the cycle.
Explaining that there will be an overflow car park at Pearse Park on the day, Eamonn also acknowledged the support of Trailblazers in Carrick-on-Shannon.
For more information, to register for the cycle, or to donate, visit the event’s newly-launched website at www.mscycle.ie. Alternatively, you can search for MS Cycle 2014 on Facebook.