By Eoin Ryan
30 cyclists a part of the Dunboyne Pedal Pushers cycling group trekked 365kms over 2 days to raise funds for a Prosper Meath fully accessible day service in Trim.
A large crowd gathered in the sunshine at Trim Castle to welcome back the cyclists after their challenge spanning across the 4 Irish provinces on 16 September.
They have also more recently travelled nearly 700 kms from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head in Donegal for a previous trek. This cycle took 5 days across 11 counties including Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Donegal.
Prosper Meath, formerly called MIDWAY, is a non-profit charity organisation that provides day services to adults with intellectual disabilities across the county to improve their and place in society. They operate from local centres in Nava, Trim, Kells and Ashbourne and it is primarily funded by the HSE.
They were presented with medals for their achievement and LMFM hosted an auction at the homecoming event and provided music from their roadcaster.
It has been part of the Prosper Group in 2016 that is now supporting almost 500 people and their carers from 22 locations in County Meath and Fingal.
We would especially like to thank each of the cyclists and their families for the time and effort that they put in over the past few months to prepare for the cycle,” a statement from Prosper Meath said. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the cyclists and it has been a pleasure to get to know the members of the group whose friendship we will value for years to come.”