Belfast International Airport security staff shape up for charity cycle
Published: 06 December 2012
Wheels of Fortune
Five members of the International Airport’s security team are swapping security scanners for cycling helmets as they get in shape their 440mile charity cycle ride from Mizen Head, the most southerly point in Ireland, to Malin Head, the most Northerly point, next May.
Eamon McManus, from Newtownabbey, is spearheading the fundraising and can be seen organising all sorts of fundraising events throughout the airport. Eamon, who has worked at the airport for over six years said, “I have always wanted to be part of a large charity event but didn't want to be tied to the large amounts of money you have to raise to take part in such events, therefore I decided to organise an event of my own for Cash For Kids. I chose this charity simply because I know that all the proceeds we raise will go towards helping kids in Northern Ireland. The airport have been a great support to us, having not only donating money to purchase the bikes but by also allowing us to hold different types of events throughout the airport to ensure we can raise as much money as possible.”
As if the gruelling cycle won’t be hard enough none of the team have any real cycling experience so in their spare time they can be seen cycling around Antrim getting in some much needed practice before the event in May.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Mizen to Malin cycle can log on to www.justgiving.com/Eamon8781
The cyclist swill be departing for their journey on 10th May 2013 from Belfast International Airport.
Charity cyclists Eamon McManus, Nick Armour from Magherafelt and Robert Galbraith from Antrim are pictured with the bikes that will take them on their 440 mile journey.
Other member of the team not pictured are Stacey Dickie, Tracey Brown and Finlay McAuley