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Sunday 22 October 2017

Hundreds lining up for charity walk and cycle

HUNDREDS of walkers and cyclists are getting set to hit the road on October 20 for the James Tomkins Charity Cycle. The event will raise much-needed funds for the North Wexford Hospice Trust, Ronald McDonald House and St Aidan's and give people a good workout as well as a fun day out.

Three different routes have been planned for the day. Those who are walking will walk from James Tomkins' garage at the monument as far as Clough, while two cycling routes are available.

The first route will go from the monument to Camolin, around by Smith's Crossroads and back to Gorey, while the more adventurous will opt for the full cycle as far as Enniscorthy and back.

So far 160 sponsorship cards have been handed out and James remains hopeful that they can equal the €20,000 raised at last year's event.

This year a trophy in memory of Gorey's well-known cyclist, Sam Darcy, will be presented to the first woman past the post, and all the participants will enjoy a well deserved burger from the barbecue!

The event will kick off at 2:30 p.m. on October 20 and sponsorship cards are currently available from James Tomkins' garage, Mick Wade's and Dr O'Doherty's surgery.

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