Over €6000 was raised for 2 charities in Griffins 5th Annual Charity Cycle

Over 200 Cyclist got on their bike to cycle for Griffins annual  Cycle for Charity on Sunday 8th of October 2017

Over €6000 was raised for 2 charities: Cork Simon and One Mans Ethiopia.  This Is the Fifth Year of the Cycle with numbers increasing each year.   
Cyclists traveled from near and far to Support Griffins Annual Cycle. This Cycle is One of the Last Cycles in the cycling calender and is attracting large numbers each year. This year a record number of cyclist participate in a very scenic and challenging cycle around Dripsey -Donoghmore, Banteer Area.  
With a choice of 2 routes this cycle challenges and suits all levels of cyclists. 
This year Sean Óg  Halpin , once again came to show his support for this cycle, Sean Óg with Margaret Griffins and Charlie From Cork Simon Cut the Ribbon to announce the start of the cycle. 
All Money raised at this event goes directly to the charities. Griffins Garden centre  covers all expenses for the event. While Granny Griffin and the team in Griffins restaurant treated all 200 Cyclists to Warm Homemade Soup and Granny Griffins bread on their return to Griffin  

Margaret Griffin and All her team would like to thank all the cyclists and cycle clubs for their continuous support and generous donations . A massive thank you also to An Garda Siochana, Ballinora Red Cross and Kinsale Red Cross and Stewards along the route to ensure each cyclist has a safe journey through out the routes. 
So Next year Will you get on Your bike for Griffins Cycle for Charity On October 7th 20

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The Cycle For Charity 2016 raised €3154 for Cork Simon and One Ethiopia
This year will you get on your bike to help  raise well needed funds for Two Great Charities
This is Griffins Fifth Annual Cycle in aid of Cork Simon Community and One Man's Ethiopia.  Griffins has organised 2 Cycles in the scenic Dripsey area to suit all levels of Cyclist.
Granny Griffins will have complimentary Soup and Homemade Brown Bread in Griffins  for all Cyclists participating in the event on arrival back to Griffins. All Costs including Ambulances, labour, administration and catering for this event is covered by Griffins. So every Penny raised on the day will be going directly to the charities.

Cycle begins at 10 am on Sunday October 8th at Griffins of Dripsey
Registration starts at 9 am
Pre register or for Maps please  email info@griffinsgardencentre.ie 
or text 087 9517574 with  CYCLE, your name, route 

Route for (86km)  Advanced Cycle https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25405910
Route For (60km)  Intermediate Cycle https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25405960

Each Steward along the route will have Water and Food, Also there will be a Food stop half ways. The back to Griffins to enjoy complimentary soup and Brown bread,

One Man's Ethiopia , Gerald Mc Sweeney works in Ethiopia for 3 months every year, providing badly needed help for the homeless, poor and dying people of Addi's Abba. Gerald will actually be In Ethiopia  on the 8th of October working with variuos families, Helping them to create a Home, Schooling and a Living to ensure they will become self sufficient and able to work their way out of homelessness in  Addis Ababa (Capital and largest city in Ethiopia) 

Cork Simon Community :  Those working on the front lines of Cork's homelessness crisis 
Take a Moment to watch this video By the Simon Community. This is why we are asking you to support this Charity Cycle.



Cork Simon Community works in solidarity with men and women who are homeless in Cork, offering housing and support in their journey back to independent or supported living. Each year Cork Simon supports over 1,200 people, providing accommodation, a daily soup run, access to health services, housing support, training and employment opportunities, addiction supports and connections to the community, to enable people to move out of homelessness. Now more than ever, as the housing and homelessness crisis continues, your support of Cork Simon is needed and greatly appreciated.
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