Virtual greenway cycle for alzheimer charities
NEWPORT native Peter Mylett is undertaking a virtual cycle on the Great Western Greenway in aid of Western Alzheimers and Alzheimers Research UK.
The cycle will be live on Facebook from the UK over five nights, with an hour each night clocking up 10 miles as Peter covers 50 miles from Louisburgh to Achill. The route will take in five local GAA clubs - Louisburgh, Westport, Kilmeena, Burrishoole and finally Achill. Peter will be wearing the jerseys of each club en route, with a different jersey featuring each night. The jerseys will be of footballers who have or are still playing for Mayo, be it underage or senior.
The cycle will take place from Monday, June 15, through to Saturday, June 20, at 6 p.m. each evening for one hour.
Peter explained: “I will be starting off in Louisburgh wearing the jersey of Joe Dawson.
“Joe was on the Mayo Under 20 team of 2018 who reached the All-Ireland final.
“On the second night I will don the Westport jersey of Kevin Keane. Kevin has played Mayo minor and senior and was on the Westport All-Ireland winning intermediate team of 2017.
“Next down the way I will be wearing the Kilmeena jersey of Jack Carney. Jack played Under 20 for Mayo this year and the 19-year-old is sure to line out again in the green and red next year.
“On the fourth night I will have the Burrishoole jersey of Jason Doherty - a member of this current Mayo senior team since 2011 and was a vital cog in the winning of the national league in 2019.
“And the fifth night I will wear the jersey of Eddie Doran of Achill. Eddie was on that Mayo minor team that won the All-Ireland in 2013.”
Peter will also give a mention to other great players of each club that wore the jerseys.
Readers may be familiar with 'The Greenway Song', which Peter wrote and recorded in 2018. He also shot a video to it, which was shown on Ireland West TV.
On this greenway journey he will be singing songs as he struts along on his exercise bike in the comfort of his home in Manchester.
People can donate at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11386568_peter-mylett-s-page.html.