IF you are reading this on Saturday morning there may still be time for you to join the Coast to Curragh charity cycle.
The cycle was due to start at 7.30am on Saturday at Laytown and finishes during racing at the Curragh at 3.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to join in at various stages along the way, depending on their pedalling power.
Taking in seven racecourses and two stud farms, the cycle covers 155km and all monies raised will be donated to Cancer Trials Ireland in memory of Pat Smullen.
Members of Pat Smullen’s family along with lots of weighroom stars are supporting the cycle, which will feature a meet and greet with Harzand at Gilltown Stud. Pat rode Harzand to win the Derby and Irish Derby in 2016.
The Coast to Curragh charity cycle is the brainchild of Gavin Lynch, who lost his mother Olive to pancreatic cancer. To take part, register on the Cycling Ireland website and to donate search gofundme.com for ‘Coast to Curragh’.
Coast To Curragh Cycle
7.30am: Laytown Races / Laytown Beach (155km approx. from here to the finish)
8.30am: Bellewstown Racecourse
10am: Navan Racecourse (110km to the finish)
11.30am: Fairyhouse Racecourse (80km to the finish)
12.45pm: Moyglare Stud (55km to the finish)
2pm: Naas Racecourse (30km to the finish)
2.15pm: Punchestown Racecourse (25km to the finish)
2.45pm: Gilltown Stud (Meet Harzand – 12km to the finish)
3.30pm: Curragh Racecourse