A County Waterford cycling club has set themselves the challenge of cycling to the four airports of Munster in just three days - all in the name of charity.
The eighteen-strong Portlaw Wheelers are performing the feat in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and the Irish Red Cross Portlaw branch.
The cycle kicks off at Waterford Airport this Friday at 8am where the cyclists will head on a 160km ride to Shannon Airport, via Portlaw National School.
Day two will see the cyclists ride for 170km through Clare, Limerick, Cork and Kerry, while the final day will take in another 170km from Macroom to Cork City before setting home for Portlaw.
In all, the cyclists will cover over 500km in what will be a formidable test of strength and endurance.
Speaking to Beat News' Gail Conway, Henry Power of Portlaw Wheelers, explained that the trojan effort that they'll put in is all but a token.
"We'll have every ache and pain possible - but look - the pain we're going to go through will be nothing in comparison to what the children in Crumlin have to suffer", Henry noted.
"It's only a very small token."
All money raised for the cycle is going directly to the nominated charities.