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[VIDEO] Rob Does The Mississippi

Ever since he read the book Huckleberry Finn, it was Rob’s dream to swim in the Mississippi River.  On August 31st 2010, the Cycle of America took him there at La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Did his 4 hours of swimming lessons serve him well?  Did he get attacked by a shark?  Watch the video to find out!

Watch the video

10th September :Mark is an uncle

My sister Aideen gave  birth to young Thomas James Carr today .See you when I get home Tomo!

St. Peter Fundraiser.

$190 was raised last night in Patrick’s Irish pub in St. Peter, Minnesota. Talented singer/songwriter Rob Shiels of Brazen Lungs (coincidentally, also of Cycle of America 2010) performed a varied musical set and entertained the patrons of Patrick’s.

The wonderful staff went out of their way to help us. They loaned us a guitar and donated $2 from every pint of guinness bought that night. They even fed and watered us!

A huge thank you to John Mayer the owner, Brian the manager, Mathias, and the rest of the staff at Patrick’s. You guys are awesome!

Liffey Champion Cycle Update

Thanks again to journalist Peter Kelly of the Liffey Champion!

Tesco Collection – MASSIVE THANK YOU!!!

We just want to say a massive thank you to Sharon Boland ( Williams lovely girlfriend!!) his uncle Thomas Hollingsworth and sister Katie Kerwin  for organising and doing the collection for us in Tesco in Wicklow Town. They were collecting from 9 oclock to 5 oclock on saturday 14th and raised 921 euro . We really appreciate all the help and support.

The Terrible Aftermath…

The charity shaves took place last night in Ireland and the US. Between the shave night and associated collections, €780 was raised in Tallaght, a whopping amount. A huge thank you to Lisa Cosgrove, Ann Brennan and Wayne Harte of Tallaght for organising the night, rallying support and collecting loads of money for the Irish Cancer Society!

And thanks again to Frankie, Ed and Sarah in the USA!

See below for the shocking results…

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:

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