Dan Martin at the start of last year's DID Cycle4life in Dunboyne. Photo: Seamus Farrelly.
Cyclist Dan Martin is making a comeback tomorrow at the Cycle4life, the charity cycle in aid of Temple Street Children's Hospital, which he launches every year.
Having sustained a broken collarbone in a bad fall at the Giro d’Italia in Belfast, Martin has tweeted that he will be back in action for the third Cycle4life in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital, which sets off from Dunboyne on Saturday with three routes - the 3km family route, 55km medium route; and the advanced route of 105km.
Cycle4life is a charity set up by DID Electrical to support essential equipment at Temple Street hospital. To date, it has raised over €350,000. In 2014, it will be assisting the hospital in the development of a new ultrasound suite. See www.cycle4life.ie
This year’s event takes place in the M3 Parkway car park, which is Exit 5 on the M3. It will be well signposted from this exit. There is ample parking here and it will be available from 6.00am. Security will be provided at Car Park’s during the period. Do not leave valuables in your car.
Categories with over 100 starters will have a beginning protocol of “wave starts”, which means controlled numbers will be sent from the start together with time spaces between each wave. The size of each wave will be 80-100 riders with a 2 minute interval. Sign on and on day registrations open 7.30am.
Call to start 8.50am, 9.am depart.
Call to start 9.50am, 10am depart.
The toddlers route will be on a closed circuit within the M3 Parkway, with pit stops for refuelling! The total distance will only be under 1km and is geared at kids on bikes with stabiliser’s, tricycles or kids new to cycling without stabiliser’s. The emphasis for both spins will be on fun and family enjoyment! Start time for this spin will be 11:00am. Pace will be strolling pace to facilitate all kiddies and parents completing the spin together.
Do turn up early for check in – give yourself plenty of time!
Do wear a helmet – they are compulsory. You will not be allowed to participate without one.
Do obey the normal Rules of the Road throughout the day.
Do help others along the route. We are all cycling to save lives, that is what CYCLE4LIFE is all about so be friendly and helpful to anyone that needs assistance.
Do use our support for your benefit and safety.