Now in it's 12th year, the Gerry Brannigan Memorial Cycle 2018 will take place on Sunday October 14th from the Grasshopper Inn in Clonee, Co. Meath.

About Gerry Brannigan and the 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 14th. Sign-on will be open from 08:30 until 10:15. Starting at 10.30am from The Grasshopper Inn, Clonee, Co Meath. The entry fee is €20 for CI members. The route is 65km long and 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 note that we will be looking for volunteers to help Marshal this event. We will be putting a post on the club forum in the next couple of weeks - please reply to this thread to add your name to the list of marshals.

 

Event Particulars

Date: 14th October 2018

Start Time: 10:30am

Sign On: 8:30-10:15

Fee: €20.00 for Cycling Ireland Members and €25.00 for non members

Meeting Point: Grasshopper Inn, Clonee

Route - 65K

PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR WE WILL NOT HAVE A 35K ROUTE

 

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