Multiple addiction recovery cycling clubs to be established following €500,000 commitment by benefactor

Published date25 May 2023
Publication titleDublinLive (Ireland)
The first Road Recovery Cycle Club has already been very successful in Ballymun, and a second one - in Clondalkin - is being established now. The new club will be in Tus Nua, a community-based addiction support centre in Clondalkin

The establishment of the Clubs has been supported by Liam Hogan and Tom Barber of the Addiction Recovery Cycling Group, which provides financial support to acquire road racing bikes and advice and training to prepare the members for road cycling. The Addiction Recovery Cycling Group has received a commitment of €500,000 from a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous to enable the establishment of the Clubs.

Commenting on the establishment on the second club at Clondalkin, Liam Hogan and Tom Barber have said: "The original idea for using cycling as a help for those recovering from addiction came from Philly MacMahon. We set up this ad hoc Group to make it happen and we are delighted with the progress that has been made from a standing start. Brian Foley has done a tremendous job in building the Ballymun Recovery Road Cycling Club and Jamie Doran will do likewise in Clondalkin."

Each Club has a designated Champion to lead the organisation and oversee its operation. Brian Foley is the Champion at Ballymun Youth...

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