Enda Kenny to take part in Cycle for IMNDA Event Date:
14-Nov-2015

An Taoiseach to take part in the ‘Friends of Nicky McFadden’ cycle on the Midlands Greenway

Thursday, 12th November 2015

  • An Taoiseach to take part in the ‘Friends of Nicky McFadden’ cycle on the Midlands Greenway
  • Raising funds and awareness for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

The Friends of Nicky McFadden cycle is taking place this Saturday 14th of November, in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). The cycle will follow the Midlands Greenway from Mullingar to Athlone.

“I am delighted that the Taoiseach is taking part in the Friends of Nicky McFadden cycle this Saturday and I hope to see a big turnout on the day to raise awareness and funds for a great cause, the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).

“The cycle starts at the entrance to the new cycle way at Clonmore Bridge in Mullingar at 10am, or for a shorter cycle (14km) you can join in at the old Railway Station in Moate at 12 noon.  The cycle finishes at the International Arena, Athlone Institute of Technology.

“This Mullingar-Athlone Greenway project has been very close to my heart and I was delighted to secure the initial €4 million in funding to get the development up and running.  It is a wonderful local resource and tourism asset for the Midlands and so I am delighted we can use it for this event to highlight all that Westmeath has to offer. It is a great honour to bring the Taoiseach here to take part in this event.

“The entrance fee for the cycle is €10 and all proceeds go directly to the IMNDA. Bike hire can be arranged, please contact my office for details at 090-6478004.”

ENDS

Contact:
Cliona Doyle
Fine Gael Press Office
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