The weekend of 17/18 July was a busy one for the Cycle of America Team!
Saturday morning saw our final day of public fundraising in Ireland, with a collection on Grafton Street on a rainy day. Despite the gloomy weather, the passing public generously donated nearly 450 euro to our charities. Amongst the crowds to walk by was Irish Rubgy Superstar Gordon D’Arcy who wished the Team well and was delighted to pose for a picture.
From left to right: Mark, Donal and Team friend Ciaran shaking buckets in the rain
On Sunday morning, the Team went for a quick 100km spin through their training ground – the Wicklow Mountains. The wet weather again rolled in, but spirits remained high and the lads enjoyed one of their last spins together before departing for Stateside.
You can view exclusive behind the scenes footage of the training session here:
Despite the lashings of rain, our dedicated team were out once again on Saturday (10 July) collecting money from generous passer-by’s. While the bad weather did impact the number of people on Grafton Street this weekend, the generosity of the people was not dampened! This Saturday we collected approximately €520 . Thanks once more to the people for their kindness, interest and support. We have one more collection on Grafton Street , next Saturday (17 July) before the team begin to head over to the states. Be sure to come over and say hello if you’re out and about- all your support is greatly appreciated!
Below are some pictures from our recent Grafton Street collections held on 12, 19 and 26 June. As you’ll see the lads were joined by some “super” helpers. Thanks to all those who stopped to donate or just to chat about our journey.
Our last two collections are taking place in the same spot on Grafton Street on 10 and 17 July so drop by if you are around town!