Four men to cycle full length of Ireland to raise money for Down’s syndrome

Four men have set themselves a challenge to cycle the entire length of Ireland, in a bid to raise money for a Down’s syndrome support charity.

Jonny McCartney, Stevie McConnell, Alan Crowe and Mark Cunningham – the quartet that call themselves ‘The Crazy Pedallers’, will cycle 430-miles from Ireland’s southwestern tip at Mizen Head, to Malin Head at the country’s northernmost point.

Inspired by Mr Crowe’s eight-year-old son, Cameron, who has Down’s syndrome, the four men hope that the epic bike ride will raise a substantial amount of money for Irish charity group Causeway which supports children who suffer from the condition.

Una Crowe, Cameron’s mother, who is actively involved with the group, said: “The guys are all good friends and they decided to start cycling to get fit.

“They decided to cycle from Mizen to Malin because the challenge would give them something to focus on as well as raise money for the group.

“It’s quite a thing considering none of them are cyclists, the furthest Alan had cycled when they decided to do this was 30 miles and they are aiming to cycle 80 miles a day for five days.

“I know there are a lot of very worthy charities out there but the work this group does with children with Down’s syndrome is fantastic and we just want to raise as much as possible.

“Cameron is so excited about the cycle and it’s his little bike with the stabilisers we used on the t-shirts. He will be waiting at Malin Head to cheer them over the finish line along with myself and the other wives,” she said.