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Help Joe Raise the Barr and Join our Cycling Challenge

Be inspired by Ultra- Cycling Legend Joe Barr and join him on his Guinness World Record Breaking Challenge to cycle the most miles in 7 days




Throughout Ireland



Help Joe Support Children Across Ireland Living With Cancer

Irish Ultra-Cyclist Joe Barr is attempting to cycle the most miles covered –  3,508m in 168 hours – seven days to support Cancer Fund for Children.

Joe is taking on the challenge as a tribute to his son, Ross who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007. Joe’s family were supported by Cancer Fund for Children and benefited from a short break at Shimna Valley which at this time was our therapeutic short break centre before we opened Daisy Lodge in 2014.

Over time Joe has seen how Cancer Fund for Children’s services have grown and developed and he wants to raise money to help us provide therapeutic short breaks at Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, as well as raise funds to build a new Daisy Lodge in Mayo so that we can support even more young people impacted by cancer.

You can donate to Joe’s challenge here.

If you have been inspired by Joe’s World Record attempt you can get involved by completing your own cycling challenge and be part of an inspiring piece of cycling history.

Help Joe Barr and Cancer Fund for Children ensure that no child has to face cancer alone.

How can you take part?

Whether you are a keen cyclist or an amateur we are inviting you to take part in a cycle challenge throughout July and Augst. This could be by yourself or as part of a group, perhaps you can organise a sponsored cycle on the open road, on a static bike or on your home exercise bike in aid of Cancer Fund for Children

What are you waiting for?  Join Joe’s challenge today!

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