3rd season!

This year, the Salesian Cycle Challenge (SCC), in Pallaskenry, Co Limerick Ireland took place on April 3rd. This is the third time the SCC team organised this leisure cycling event. 

Staff members in our school are keen cyclists and in 2018 decided to organise a cycle to fundraise for the ASD unit in the school. In 2019, the cycle fundraised for the  ‘Children’s Grief Centre’ in Limerick. This year, the team reached out to a former colleague, Yvonne McGann who volunteers for Saint Vincent de Paul, a local charity which provides hot meals to homeless people in Limerick. This year’s event also fundraised for Ukrainian’s taking refuge in the Salesian refugee camp in Poland.

On the morning of the 3rd of April over 130 cyclists tackled the 40km or 80km routes in West Limerick. The 40km is ideal for beginner cyclists, while the 80k presents a real challenge with 550m elevation in total!

Staff, parents and Transition Year students helped out, and without their help, the cycle could not take place. Their jobs were: marshalling, making and serving tea and coffee at the 2 food stops and the school’s hall, lead car and broom wagons and cheering the cyclists along the way!

The Salesian Cycle Challenge is now an important part of the Fund Raising activity of the Salesian Community in Pallaskenry where over 5600 euro was raised this year. This is also a Public Relations opportunity for the school, promoting sport in the community.