Two men who are isolating in Tourmakeady at present, will undertake a 200km cycle this Saturday, May 2nd for Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation.
David O’Reilly and Piero Masci are going to cycle the 200km by travelling the permitted 2km distance 100 times near the shores of Lough Mask in the aptly titled ‘Giro de Gortmore’.
David, a Cork native, is no stranger to raising funds for various charities.
Last year he walked from Dublin to Galway in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital and over the years he has raised money by climbing Kilimanjaro to raise funds for schools in Ireland and Africa and has organised indoor rowing marathons for Crumlin Children's Hospital.
David has also done some work through the Irish Embassy in Vietnam on teaching projects funded by Irish Aid.
He is in Tourmakeady, studying at NUI Galway and writing a book and found himself in ‘lockdown’ with his house mate Piero Masci, who has been a cycling tour guide in the area for many years, when the current guidelines were announced.
Piero has brought many cycling tours to the west.
David and Piero have set up a GoFundMe page ahead of the event and are asking people to donate if at all possible: https://www.gofundme.com/f/4b7x9