Club Rothaíochta na Sionainne (CRNS), the Shannon Cycling Club, is calling on local cyclists to support the 5th annual running of the Cycle for Ethan 2018 which will be held on Sunday, May 13th.
Back in 2014, the club decided to hold a charity Sportive to help raise funds for the Fanneran family from Shannon and their son Ethan who had been diagnosed with a rare genetic disease called Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI, also known as MPS when he was just 2-years-old.
Ethan is an amazing little boy full of life, love and laughter who has endured unspeakable pain in his enduring battle with MPS and does so with incredible bravery.
Club Rothaíochta na Sionainne decided that all proceeds raised from the Sportive would go towards the MPS Society which is working to find a cure for the disease.
Now in its 5th year, the Cycle for Ethan charity sportive helps generates awareness of the disease, raises funds and brings the community together for a fun charity cycle.
According to the organisers, they are hoping to make the 5th-anniversary cycle the best one yet! Ethan and his mother Katrina will attend this year’s event to wish all the cyclists well and thank them for taking part.
Anyone who is unable to participate in the cycle but would like to support the event and raise money for MPS should visit the GoFundMe page online at www.gofundme.com/ cycle-for-Ethan-and-MPS-2018.
Once again this year there will be two routes in operation, of 30km and 75km duration with both groups rolling out at 10.30am from the GoTri office at Smithstown, Shannon.
Entry fee for adults is €25 and €20 for Cycling Ireland (CI) members. Junior entry is €10, they must be accompanied by an adult on the cycle. Family rates are available on request.
Registration can be completed online or at the GoTri office from 9.00am on the day.