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Irish motorcycle club to ride through 26 counties in one day for charity

They will also be raising funds for the homeless in Wexford through the charity Wexford People Helping People
Five members of the group will hop on their motorbikes on May 27th in memory of “fallen brothers all over the world.”

Five members of the group will hop on their motorbikes on May 27th in memory of “fallen brothers all over the world.”

Neasa Cumiskey

An Irish motorcycle club is planning to hit 26 counties in just 24 hours as part of a charity fundraising event.

Members of the Green Knights MMC’s (Military Motorcycle Club) Irish chapter are gearing up to take part in the Iron Butt Challenge 2022, where riders will travel 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometres) in a 24-hour period.

Five members of the group – the club’s Vice President Paul Byrne, Tomas Mason, Denis Walsh, Kieran Kelly, and Road Captain Davy Byrne – will hop on their motorbikes on May 27th in memory of “fallen brothers all over the world.”

They will also be raising funds for the homeless in Wexford through the charity Wexford People Helping People.

The bikers will begin their route in Bunclody, Wexford at 5pm on Friday, May 27th and end in Kildare town the following day at approximately 4pm, covering 24 other counties along the way.

Green Knights MMC have set up a GoFundMe page for the event and have already raised more than half of their €1,000 goal with 18 generous donations racking up €686 for charity.

Writing on the GoFundMe page, organiser and participant Davy Byrne said: “Green Knights Ireland MMC are taking part in Iron Butt Challenge 2022 in memory of fallen brothers and in the process are raising money for Wexford People Helping People.

“Hope you can support this good cause remember every bit helps.”

Those who wish to donate to the cause can do so here.


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