Paramedics, Jim Walsh, Jonathan Tyner, Kevin Cronin, Kieran Henry, Dave Walker and Garry Minihan. Pic: Bridget Wall

A GROUP of paramedics from the Ambulance Service are cycling from Mizen Head to Malin Head beginning in Ireland’s most southerly point on Tuesday, April 17th.

It will take the 10 cyclists (Jim Walsh, Jonathan Tyner, Kevin Cronin, Kieran Henry, Dave Walker and Garry Minihane, Alan Sheehan, Matthew Brimingham and Christy Grant) five days to complete the 660km journey and they will cross nine counties before arriving at the island’s most northerly point on Saturday, April 21st.

The group who include colleagues from the Northern Ireland service will be also joined by a support crew of four paramedics.

One of the aims of the cycle is to raise funds for research into the prevention and treatment of childhood cancers such as leukaemia and tumours.

All monies raised will go to the Children’s Medical & Research Foundation which is based at Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin.

The paramedics who are based throughout Cork city and county have been training for the past six months and also hope to promote road safety especially helmet wearing and bike safety as they progress along the route.

You can also follow their progress on the Facebook page HERE.