Most people would consider a cycle from Dublin to Beijing as utterly ludicrous seeing as it is all of 15,000 KM (9320 miles) – but not Stephen Cunningham. For a long time Stephen’s (28) ambition has been to complete this gargantuan cycle “for the craic” as he says but also to raise money for a terrific cause, Our Lady’s Children’s hospital in Crumlin. Now a lot of people might not see this as much craic but Stephen writes this to say:
“In January 2014, I’ll start my cycle through 15 countries, covering 15 to 16 thousand kilometres through Europe and Asia. Through wind, rain, sun and probably snow. Over mountains and across deserts. I’ll have less than 9 months to do it as my sister is getting married in September, so the pressure is on! “
Stephen is funding the whole trip himself so every penny that is raised will go directly to Our Lady’s Children’s hospital.
Charity Table Quiz
Stephen aims to raise €50,000 over the course of his fundraising efforts which have begun already. Stephen has organised a charity [Dublin to beijing cycle] table quiz on October 2nd in at 7pm in Dandelion Bar on Stephen’s green and tickets are €10 per person, and there is 5 to a table. This is guaranteed to be a great laugh with some great prizes on offer as well, so if you are interested in helping this great cause, you can get in touch by emailing Stephen to confirm tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 087 699 0926.
To Find Out More…
If you would like to find out more about this you can visit the Dublin2Beijing website. Stephen will keep be keeping a log of all his fundraising activities as well as the cycle itself, so keep an eye on progress and be sure to wish him the best of luck on this fantastic adventure. You can also find out more information on the Dublin2 Beijing Twitter andFacebook.
In the meantime we wish Stephen the very best of luck and we will be sure to update you on his progress as we get it!