Calling All Tipperary Bikers!

Organisers of a major cross country charity bike fest are calling on biking enthusiasts in Tipperary to join them for a fantastic event that will aim to raise much needed funds and awareness for The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland.

Organisers of a major cross country charity bike fest are calling on biking enthusiasts in Tipperary to join them for a fantastic event that will aim to raise much needed funds and awareness for The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland.

The ‘Fifteen to One Motorbike Run’ will see bikers from 15 starting points around the country, including Tipperary, culminate together at Kilkenny Castle at 11am on Saturday 27th August.

The organisers have selected two charities as the beneficiaries of the event - The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland and Team Hope.

The aim is to raise vital funds for each of these charities by bringing bikers, biker buddies and enthusiasts alike together for what is guaranteed to be a fun and entertaining bike fest for the whole family.

Interested participants are asked to register in advance of the event on www.cfireland.ie.

The entry fee is €30, which includes automatic entry to the spectacular Bike Fest Show commencing in the magnificent Kilkenny Castle at 11am.

The Bike Fest will exhibit classic and antique bikes from all over the country and participating bikers can also opt to display their own pride and joy in the show.

Biking enthusiasts can ramble around, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the show, have lunch or simply tuck into an ice-cream while supporting CFAI and Team Hope.

There will also be opportunities to win some great spot prizes including a brand new electric bike. At 3pm sharp, the more adventurous riders will set off on their bikes to Cork for a civic reception followed by an evening of top entertainment at a nominated city hotel - all included in the €30 registration fee.

Commenting on the event, Philip Watt CEO of The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland said “This is a truly exciting event for all biking enthusiasts and we were delighted to be chosen as one of the recipient charities for the Bike Fest.

“The funds raised will go towards our ongoing efforts to improve the services and facilities in hospitals throughout the country for people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

“I would like to thank Peter O’ Donoghue and the organising committee for their efforts in putting this wonderful event together”.

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life-shortening hereditary disease in Ireland.

CF primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system, but can also impact on the pancreas, the liver and other organs. Ireland has the highest prevalence of Cystic Fibrosis in the World and Ireland, three times the rate of CF in the EU and the USA and has the most severe forms of Cystic Fibrosis in the World.

For further information on taking part in the Fifteen To One Motorbike Run visit http://www.fifteenrun.com or www.cfireland.ie or call +353 (0)86 3841200