Rugby League Cares Taking On Irish Roads For Charity Cycle 


Rugby League Cares are bringing their annual charity cycle to Ireland next week and they are looking for anyone in the area to join them along their way. 


The cycle will take four days, beginning in Cork on Wednesday, 26th of June, and finishing Limerick on Saturday, 29th of June. All support is welcome, whether you can join them for a couple of kilometres along the way or show some support if you pass them on their journey. 


Rugby League Cares is an independent charity that touches upon the lives of people involved at every level of the sport, from junior clubs to current and former players. 


Their mission is to enhance and enrich people‚Äôs lives through the power and positive influence of Rugby League, working with current and retired players to deliver ground-breaking health programmes to people of all ages across Rugby League communities. They also deliver player welfare support to players. 


They are partnering with Rugby Players Ireland, the body responsible for delivering player welfare services to rugby union players across the island of Ireland, for this cycle. 


A number of former international Rugby League players are taking on the challenge of cycling from Cork to Limerick, including Adrian Morley (Rugby League Hall of Fame inductee, England and Great Britain's most capped player); former England and Great Britain players Gareth Ellis, Andrea Dobson and Nathan McAvoy; former Ireland Rugby League captain Bob Beswick, who also works for Rugby League Cares. 


The cycle gets underway on Wednesday, 26th of June. Riders will set off from Cork at 8am from the Rochestown Park Hotel, heading towards Skibbereen. The 125km route will go via Courtmacsherry. 


On Thursday, 27th of June, they will begin at the West Cork Hotel in Skibereen at 8:30am and cycle to Bantry via Mizen Head, totalling 107km. 


An 8am start from the Maritime Hotel, Bantry will take the riders take on 117km through Healy Pass and Gap of Dunloe, finishing up in Killarney. 


The final stage of the cycle on Saturday, 29th of June, will begin at the Killarney Court Hotel. Making use of the greenway the riders will cycle 117km to their final destination of Limerick.