We welcomed over 170 cyclists to the Peter McVerry Trust Wexford Cycle on Saturday 18th September – our first return to physical fundraising since the outbreak of Covid-19.
Running for 32 years, the popular cycle took a hybrid format this year and participants had the option to complete the traditional route from the campus of University City Dublin to Wexford town or take on a virtual cycle on the same date.
After a foggy start at the UCD Bowl at 7am, the sun came out as cyclists began to tackle the 140km route to Wexford town. The event finished with a BBQ in Clayton Whites Hotel, with buses running cyclists back to Dublin throughout the day.
Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust, said: “It was brilliant to be back in person this year and cheering on the cyclists as they passed the finish line. Thank you to everyone who supported the Wexford Cycle on Saturday. The event is the biggest on our fundraising calendar and we couldn’t do it without the support of our volunteers, sponsors, partners, donors, staff and, of course, all the cyclists.
“Thank you also to UCD, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Wicklow County Council, Wexford County Council, An Garda Siochana, Pearse Park GAA Stadium in Arklow and Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford.
“There is no doubt that the pandemic has been a challenge to everyone. Now as we emerge to a more open society we want to ensure people in homelessness get every support they need to find and secure a place they can call home.”
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