Well known charity cyclist and fundraiser Tommy Sheehy is embarking on an extraordinary series of cycling challenges this year to support Enable Ireland Kerry Services.
Tommy, a Castleisland native, Tralee resident, has to date raised over €100,000 for the charity.
He will kick off his first challenge in August when he will attempt an ‘Everesting’ challenge.
The concept of ‘Everesting’ is simple to explain – try cycling it: Pick any hill, anywhere in the world and complete repeats of it in a single day until you climb 8,848 metres – the equivalent height of Mount Everest!
Catalonia Cycling Challenge
In September, he’ll travel to Spain to take part in the Catalonia Cycling Challenge. A week of tough cycling as tackling some of the highest peaks in the area awaits him.
His final challenge sees him attempt to climb 1,000,000 metres – yes, one million metres – by the end of the year.
“Tommy is a fundraiser extraordinaire who has been supporting Enable Ireland and is well-known throughout Kerry and further afield for his eight hour charity spinning sessions.
Tommy’s Toughest Yet
“With Covid-19 it’s been hard to organize the spinning sessions in retail outlets this year. So I’ve set myself a series of tough cycles – the toughest yet,” said Tommy as he laid out his plans for this season.
“The Everesting challenge is something I’ve been thinking about for a number of years, I’ve put a huge amount of training in and I think I’m ready,” he said.
Fundraising Severely Impacted
Enable Ireland provides disability services to over 9,000 children and adults across Ireland. Covid-19 has severely impacted fundraising and the charity is now facing a loss of €1.5 million in income this year.
Sean Scally from Enable Ireland said that many of their traditional fundraising events had to be postponed.
“This has led to a huge fall in income for the charity in the county, yet we still need to provide vital disability services to children and families across the county.
Delighted With Continued Support
“We’re delighted that Tommy has continued to support our services in Kerry and everyone in the organisation wishes him every success in his challenges. We would encourage everyone to support him in his fundraising efforts,” said Mr. Scally.
To Support Tommy in his fundraising efforts you can visit his page: https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11407563_tommy-sheehy-s-2021-three-cycling-
For further information on Enable Ireland please click on the following link: www.enableireland.ie
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