Leinster back ‘Welcome Home’ Wexford Cycle…
July 18, 2012 12:00 am client
Leinster players Isa Nacewa, Fionn Carr and Andrew Conway are pictured with Welcome Home cyclists to promote the 23rd annual Welcome Home Wexford Cycle which takes place on Saturday 22nd September, when up to 400 cyclists will cycle from Dublin to Wexford…
The organisers are keen to point out that it is social event, not a race and it is open to those over 16 years and all levels of experience.
Last year’s oldest cyclist was 80 year old Ronnie Kavanagh, who completed his tenth year of participation in the cycle! Ronnie previously played Rugby for UCD and Wanderers and had a distinguished international rugby career winning 35 caps between 1952 and 1962.
Welcome Home is one of Leinster Rugby’s official charities, and all money raised is used to support the work of The Peter McVerry Trust with young homeless people in Dublin.
The first ever Wexford Cycle took place in 1990 and is now the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Fr Peter McVerry often says that the accommodation and services provided by The Trust might not be in existence today without the funds generated by the Wexford Cycle through the years.
For those interested in cycling or donating, details about the Wexford Cycle and about Welcome Home charity can be found on www.welcomehome.ie