CYCLING: Foyle Cycling Club to host charity race

Adrian Mullan.

Adrian Mullan.

To remember Adrian Mullan and his support for the Foyle Hospice, Foyle Cycling Club will host the inaugural Adrian Mullan Foyle Hospice Sportive on Saturday April 16th.

Foyle Cycling Club chairman, Simon Gill, said that the Club hoped the sportive would become an annual event and encouraged club members and non-club members alike to participate.

He said: “Adrian’s untimely death last October left a huge void in the lives of many people.

“But we hope his memory will live on for his tireless fund raising efforts, particularly for the Foyle Hospice.

“All who knew Adrian will know of his trips to the Grand Canyon, from Mizen Head to Malin Head, London to Paris and even the first Inishowen 100.”

Gill continued: “Foyle Cycling Club plan to host this annual fundraising sportive each spring around his beloved Inishowen peninsula, which will go some way to continuing his charitable legacy.”

The Sportive gets underway from Templemore Sports Complex, at 9am.

Riders will take in a 50 mile route (80kms) that passes through Buncrana, Carndonagh and Redcastle, before hugging Lough Foyle and finishing in the Foyle Hospice on Culmore Road, where light refreshments will be served.

As a mark of request, there will be a stop en route near Cnoc an Uininn where Adrian lost his life in October 2015.

This event is open to Foyle Cycling Club cyclists and non-club cyclists alike.

The £10 sign-on fee for each participant will be donated to the Foyle Hospice. For further information: enquiries@foylecycling.net.

Meanwhile the annual Sprocket Rocket cycling programme, aimed at 4-12-year-olds, wheels into action in St Columb’s Park, on Saturday April 16, at 1.45pm.

The 15-week programme focuses on delivering basic cycling skills to younger people, in a safe environment, with an emphasis on fun.

All children are reminded that they must wear a cycling helmet, to the programme which is now full.