Now in it's 11th year, the Gerry Brannigan Memorial Cycle 2017 will take place on Sunday October 15th from the Grasshopper Inn in Clonee, Co. Meath.

 

For the Gerry Brannigan Benevolent Fund

Gerry Brannigan was a very popular member of Orwell Wheelers and the IVCA who died suddenly in October 2006 aged just 52 years.

A group of friends came together and formed a committee that ultimately decided to organise a charity cycle to support Gerry’s family. The first Gerry Brannigan Memorial Cycle took place in November 2006 and we were overwhelmed with entries with over 320 riders taking part. In addition to entries, sponsorship cards were also distributed and returned and through the generosity of cyclists, their friends and families, a large sum was donated to Gerry’s family.

Each year, we all hear of deaths or serious injuries in our cycling community, be it from an accident or illness and we all wonder if we could be of any help or assistance to cyclists and their families. With this in mind, we established The Gerry Brannigan Benevolent Fund in 2007.

All monies raised will be lodged into the Gerry Brannigan Benevolent Fund account. This fund has assisted a number of cyclists and their families since 2007 in times of death or serious injuries to support them through difficult times.

This is a chance to help others in the same way that Gerry’s family were helped and it will be available to all cycling families. Help us make this year another success and be of benefit to us all.

 

This Year's Cycle

This year's event is on Sunday October 15th. Sign-on will be open from 08:40 until 10:15. Starting at 10.30am from The Grasshopper Inn, Clonee, Co Meath. The entry fee is €20. Two routes will be available - 60kms and 35kms. Both routes will be marked and supervised at all junctions. Raffle and Refreshments will be available after the event in the Grasshopper Inn.

Entries on the day. Come along and join the fun. All levels welcome. Helmets must be worn.

For more information, call Ronnie Brannigan 086-6096369

If you're a member of Orwell, please head over to the forum to add your name to the list of marshals.

 

Event Particulars

Date: Sunday 15th October 2017

Location: The Grasshopper Inn, Clonee, Co Meath

Sign-on: 08:30 until 10:15

Start: 10:30

Route: 60km Route

Entry Fee: €20

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Action Orwell Members: Sign up to marshal on the forum.

 

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