Archive for Thanks

George Hook interviews William on Newstalk

William appeared on the George Hook Talk Show on News Talk 106.  He talked about our fear of conquering the dreaded Rockies, our training and the towns we plan on cycling through. He gave a great account of the CoA Team and we hope to appear on the show again in the near future. Thanks a lot to George Hook for all the support and we look forward to him welcoming us into Washington D.C.

Listen to William’s interview:

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5 mile race in Sheldon Park Leisure Centre

Well done to all participants who competed in the 5 mile race in the Sheldon Park Leisure Centre on Sat 24 April .  Our winner was Richie Micheal who finished in a spectacular 31.52 !!  Well done Richie!!  In total we raised €489.  Thanks to all who raised the money and thanks to the Sheldon Park Hotel for donating the prize- a meal for 2 in the fabulous Heustons Restaurant .

Just a quick note to anyone who put their name down to take part in the run but didn’t show on the day- please return your sponsorship cards back to reception.  Thanks.

Heroes in Hiding Gig

We had a great turnout last night ( Tuesday 20 th April ) at Crawdaddy on Harcourt Street for our music gig with Heroes In Hiding headlining and Shouting at Planes supporting.  Both bands gave enthusiastic performances to the delight of the audience, singing a mixture of original songs and covers.  With a fantastic atmosphere and top class music the night was a complete success.  A great night’s entertainment!  A total of €600 was raised on the night.  Thanks to all those who attended and to both bands, definitely stars in the making!

Fundraising :Blanchardstown Shopping Centre 10th April 2010

Another Saturday afternoon was spent loitering in shopping centres with buckets in hands.

On this ocassion it was Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

We raised a fantastic total of €747 !!

Once again the Birthdays shop came to our rescue and provided us with Helium balloons, so another thank you to them. Thanks to all those who donated and also to the management at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre allowing us collect!

We are working on our next collection day- if you are aware of anywhere that may be suitable, drop us a line and let us know and we’ll see what we can arrange!

In the mean-time we have organised two sponsored 5 mile runs:

One in DCU Saturday 17th April (first prize of 3 months free membership kindly donated by DCU gym) ,

and the second in the Sheldon Park Leisure Centre on Saturday 24th April (first prize of meal for 2 in the fabulous restaurant at the Sheldon Park Hotel). Thanks and all the Best of luck to all participants!

And if you wish to shake those cobwebs from your runners and participate,

We also have plenty of people whom are generously taking part in the Great Ireland Run on April 18 th in Phoenix Park on our behalf.

It is not compulsory to run jog or walk so you could enjoy a nice walk in the beautiful surroundings of Phoenix Park with a great atmosphere and a bit of fun! If you want to help raise money on our behalf, just get in touch with us via email or facebook and we can a sponsorship card to you before you can say the word Cycle!

Thanks to all those who have already put their names down- all help is greatly appreciated

Don’t forget about the upcoming Heroes In Hiding gig on Tuesday 20 th April in Crawdaddy .

Doors open at 8pm and tickets are available at the door for just €7.

Great value for a fantastic night of music from one of Ireland ’s hottest new bands! Their tipped for the top.Just ask Dave Fanning

Crawdaddy is just opposite the Harcourt Street Green line Luas stop, for further directions log on to:

Over and out

A Special Thanks to guys in Wheelworx

We took a spin over to Triathlon and Cycle specialists Wheelworks new shop in Fonthill Retail Park , just next to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin after a fundraising-packed weekend in St Stephens Green.

Have to say we were massively impressed with the new shop which has everything a cyclist could ever dream off (yes even you Lance)- all top of the range gear, we were just salivating looking at it all!

We got great advice from the lads in the shop and in particular Mark Lacey (special shout out) helped us with selecting essential equipment from everything to top quality pedals to socks and a comfortable saddle for the trip.

In fact we were so impressed by young Lacey that William decided to stalk him for his autograph!!

We (Mark and William) had entered into the Alive Outside Duathlon race in Phoenix Park on Sunday 28th March and found ourselves standing next to Mr Mark Lacey and the Wheelworx crew at the starting line, of course that didn’t last very long- soon all we saw of him was the dust he left in his wake! But we persevered never the less, and finished in very respectable times of 46 minutes (William) and 47 minutes (Mark) respecitvely.

If you too want to stalk Mark Lacey check out the website ( ) or head over to the shop, you might even have a look at the bikes while your there!

Thanks for the Photos and Business Cards

Special thanks to Design Printworks in Swords and Flyerwire for their help with business cards.

We also need to say a very belated thanks to Kyle Tunney ( ) who volunteered his time and skills and braved a cold, bitter winter day in Dublin Mountains to take some shots for the website, business cards and brochures.  The professional quality of the pictures is a testament to the abilities of Kyle, given the little talent he had to work with!