CYCLISTS HERE are urged to get on their bikes for The British Heart Foundation.
Irvinestown man, Carl Fivey has organised his annual Ride to Remember around Lough Erne this Sunday, June 26th. The 60 mile cycle will start at the Bawnacre Leisure Centre at 10am.
In 2009, Carl’s father, Leo, died suddenly from a heart attack. Since suffering this devastating loss, Carl has been raising money for the charity in the hope of saving lives.
“This is the fifth year of the Ride to Remember and it is getting bigger every year. I was hoping to raise as much as we can for BHF NI helping them to fund the research that is so urgently needed to fight heart disease. It’s been incredibly easy to co-ordinate, and great fun to organise. It promises to be a great day for all involved.” said Carl Fivey.
The Fivey family is just one of the thousands of families impacted by heart disease in Northern Ireland. Heart and circulatory disease causes around 3,700 deaths each year, averaging of 10 people each day.
“I wanted to get involved because I know how devastating heart disease can be. My father was only 61 years old when he died and I was with him when it happened so I know the impact this has on families. He was a keen cyclist and it was something we used to do together so I wanted to raise money for BHF NI by doing something we both loved.” explained Carl Fivey.
To join, cyclists must be able to ride 60 miles and those under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Entry fee is £10 and sponsorship forms are available. To register, contact Carl by emailing him at email@example.com or call him on 07979 797129.
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Posted: 2:20 pm June 24, 2016