Following three COVID postponements over the past 18 months, I will be cycling from Malin to Mizen Head for Cystic Fibrosis from Thursday September 16 to Sunday September 19, a total of 640km.
Due to the pandemic, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland along with many other charities, suffered a significant drop in income. My own fundraising efforts were curtailed by the pandemic in that I was unable to run a table quiz or even pass a sponsorship card around the office.
I have set up an idonate account and would appreciate if you would consider donating anything at all - even the price of a cappuccino.
Early signs with the weather around then are pretty good. General pattern is for light winds or relatively light, and although quite possibly fine weather at times, it’s going to be cooler temperatures next week which would be ideal for you.
So a special weather forecast just for your cycle Timo!
Thurs 16th - should be warm & mostly dry (always a chance of a rogue shower), and just a moderate south or SW breeze for the first half of the day. Second half it will probably cloud upwith a freshening southerly, rain arriving by evening. Hopefully you’ll have your cycling done or mostly so before it gets any way unpleasant.
Fri 17th - on the good side the wind will be dropping right off; on the downside it looks currently like the rain will be slow to clear, maybe during the second half of the day. Will still be very mild but the rain should help cool ya off!
Sat 18th - currently looks like a cooler, fresher day and mostly dry with light winds; rain a bit breezy approaching the southwest later but (??) I don’t think you’re arriving down there til…
Sun 19th - any bits of rain should be clearing/have cleared, and you’ll be left with a pleasant, fresh, bright or sunny day with a moderate west breeze to finish.
So overall, looks pretty good really! And what a fantastic cause. I had a job once in my younger days doing the catering for the wards in Elm Park Hospital, I have never forgotten the experience and effect of seeing the people on the CF ward, I always felt it was the hardest thing for people to have to deal with of anything I saw in the hospital or elsewhere then, and possibly since.
Thanks for the forecast @5AliveOh. I’ll take that. I’m usually more concerned about the wind than the rain. I wonder if they would be better off doing the cycle in the opposite direction when there is a better chance of taking advantage of the prevailing winds.
Once again, thanks very much to those who donated. It is much appreciated.