Intel Ireland employees raise more than €17,000 in ‘charity cycle challenge’

intel-bikesAs an annual event, the charity cycle challenge gives employees the opportunity to complete routes of 40km, 80km or 160km. Each of the routes begins at the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip and this year took in various parts of Kildare and Meath, depending on the length of the cycle, with each of the routes culminating at Tayto Park in Ashbourne.

At Tayto Park the cyclists were greeted by Deirdre Hughes, Appeals Director at Friends of St. Luke’s and Marie Reavey, Regional Development Officer at IMNDA who was also joined by Paul Lannon. After the short stop the cyclist were ready to head off on their bikes again for the final 40km of their challenge which took them on a return journey back to the Intel campus.

In total, almost 200 Intel employees took part in the Charity Cycle event with more than 40 additional volunteers taking to the road in a number support roles.

This was the sixth year that Intel employees completed the cycle challenge and again there was a fantastic response to the fundraising effort with more than €17,000 being raised overall for the signature charities. This will be combined with monies raised through other events with the total overall fundraising amount being revealed at the end of the year.

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