Jones Engineering Group Charity Cycle 2015: Mizen to Malin

Make-A-Wish® Ireland has one simple aim – They grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A wish granted is true magic for the child, providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment. Since inception in 1992 they have granted over 1700 wishes in Ireland. They believe a wish can have a lasting impact on a child’s life. A wish can create moments of joy – and memories that last a life-time. Our aim was to raise as much money for Make-A-Wish® as possible.

The Challenge

3 day Cycle 28th—30st August 2015 from Mizen Head, County Cork to Malin Head, County Donegal

The M2M Team pictured here before setting off on Day 1

The M2M Team pictured here before setting off on day one. L to R – Ray Greene, Barry Steele, Tim Ferris, Sean Downey, Thos Kennedy, Sean O’Neill, Stephen Burke, Johnny Burke, Damien Conefrey, Andy Redmond, Adrian O’Leary, Michael Wall, Simon Watson, George Devin, Donal Moran, Eamon Murphy, Brian Nolan, Shane Lennon, Keith Maxwell

Mizen to Malin most commonly refers to a journey from Mizen Head (Ireland’s most southerly point in County Cork) to Malin Head in County Donegal (commonly thought to be Ireland’s most northerly point), or vice-versa. The journey is most often attempted by cyclists and walkers as a challenge route with the goal of raising money for charities. As the crow flies, the two points are 466 km (290 mi) apart. The shortest road distance from Malin to Mizen is approximately 555 km (345 mi). The distance of the routes commonly taken have been reported as between 644 and 715 km (400 and 444 miles)

The crew on the road, taking it all in their stride!

The team on the road, taking it all in their stride

M2M-Cycle-2015-Time-to-Refuel

Time to refuel

The support crew looking suitably windswept

The fantastic support crew

A record cycling time of 19 hours 3 minutes was set in 1993 by Alex Barry. However, the route is most commonly completed in around 4–5 days by cyclists.

Happy faces and tired feet at the finish line!

Happy faces and tired feet at the finish line!

19 cyclists representing the Jones Engineering Group completed this challenge, completing the course in 3 days and covering 602kms, and in the process raised €61,390.00 for Make-A-Wish Ireland.

The team and crew presenting the cheque to Make-A-Wish Ireland

The team and support crew presenting the cheque to Susan O’Dwyer and Mary Quille from Make-A-Wish® Ireland

 

The Peleton

The Peleton






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