The Reverend Paul Robinson, Chaplain to Saint Luke’s Home, Cork (and priest-in-charge at Saint Anne’s Church, Shandon in Cork) joined a small group of co-workers from St Luke’s Home, including CEO Tony O’Brien, Fiona Dwyer, Eileen Ferguson and Paul Morrissey to cycle 85 km two weekends ago. They had originally planned to do the ‘Tour de Beara’ an 85km cycle ride around the Beara Peninsula, taking in the Caha Pass and the Healy Pass; all in aid of Saint Luke’s Home, a charity caring for older people and people living with dementia in Cork since 1872.
Unfortunately, the ‘Tour de Beara’ was cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. But that didn’t let the group off the hook of cycling 85km. Instead of Beara for the fundraiser, the group did the Dungarvan/Waterford Greenway on Saturday 12th September.
The Greenway is fantastic for cycling (as well as walking or running) with lots of beautiful scenery to enjoy along the way. The weather was ‘grand’ as they cycled out to Waterford, but the wind was against everyone as the group cycled back to Dungarvan, but nevertheless everyone had a great cycle.
Some of us had been in training for it, some of us hadn’t!!! Thanks to my colleagues and some extra friends and family who cycled with us and who kept us going with plenty of chats and laughs along the way.
It was a fundraiser/sponsored cycle ride at a time when all the usual essential fundraising activities for the charity have been hit. If you would like to sponsor the group then you still can at https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/tour-de-beara-2020