4 DONEGAL LADS TO HOST A DOCUMENTARY ON THEIR JOURNEY FROM AMERICA THROUGH THE TOUGHEST CYCLE RACE IN THE WORLD.. ON THE BIG SCREEN FOR AUTISM
Next Monday evening 17th September 2018, the only four man Team from Donegal and the only team from Ireland that undertook & completed a 3000 mile cycle from the West to East Coast of America, will be screening for the very first time their documentary filmed & directed by Ryan Doherty & Paul Doherty at Century Cinemas, Letterkenny.
The four lads themselves, Arthur McMahon, Gavin Harris, Padraig MacGinty & Gerard Callaghan have not seen this themselves & won’t until they see it on the big screen, so they have no idea what is going to be shown. The work behind the scenes with the film directors & Century Cinemas has been ongoing & Team Donegal Oil and their huge following of first time #haveago followers are so looking forward to seeing this for the first time.
Oisin Kelly from Highland radio will compere the event with a Q&A session afterwards, which promises to be an honest portrayal of the good and the bad encountered on the journey from Southern California, through 12 States to finish at the ramp in Annapolis, Maryland.
All proceeds from the screening will go towards the fund-raising campaign that they have currently ongoing to raise money to provide schools, sports clubs & organisations in County Donegal with educational and sporting aids which will assist in the personal development, wellbeing & fitness of children & adults on the autistic spectrum. Every cent raised will be spent in the county.
“We are eternally grateful to everyone who donated however small and in anyway to our charity to date and we are super excited that we can share with you our journey on the “toughest cycle race challenge in the world”. We are four ordinary guys from a small part of Ireland that undertook this enormous challenge not knowing what was ahead of us, but we are lucky that we completed it safely with all 4 cyclist & 12 crew in tact. It is an experience we will share with our families and friends for many years to come & we hope that we can also inspire others from Donegal to consider undertaking this challenge themselves in the years to come. One thing we discovered that anyone can do anything they want provided they believe they can & they have the crew & support required. So I personally am encouraging everyone I meet to #haveago at any outdoor fitness or adventure challenge and to get off their couches, it’s so important for eveyones health & wellbeing & in today’s society we all need it.” concludes Arthur.
If you would like to see what actually went on & how these four lads & their crew survived this tough, both mentally & physically challenge then purchase your ticket, with every cent going to the Autism Charity online at the link below: TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE, YOU CANNOT PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT.
Photo: Padraig MacGinty, Gavin Harris, Arthur McMahon, Gerard Callaghan, the Four Man Team from Donegal, Ireland who took part in Race Across America RAAM 2018 in June 2018 for Autism. Photo by Ryan Doherty.