Endurance cyclist to pass through Tipperary in cross-country record bid

Irish endurance cyclist Ricky Geoghegan, who has trained himself go without sleep, plans to set a new record by cycling East–West across Ireland and back non-stop in 30 hours.

Irish endurance cyclist Ricky Geoghegan, who has trained himself go without sleep, plans to set a new record by cycling East–West across Ireland and back non-stop in 30 hours.

Ricky, who cycles with just one eye open for long periods of time, will be helping to raise funds and awareness for the national suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console.

Ricky, who already holds three world Ultra Marathon Cycling records, aims to add three more titles to his total in the next month.

Ricky will set off on August 10 cycling non-stop over 800 kms from Wicklow Head to the Dingle Peninsula and back in 30 hours – to set a new Ireland East-West-East record.

Ricky’s record breaking endurance cycle travels through Tipperary on August 10.

“As well as setting records as Ireland’s endurance cycling champion I want to get Console’s message out to people that when you are going through a difficult time there is help available and above all there is hope,” said Ricky.

A surveyor and project manager by profession, Ricky who hails from Scurlockstown, near Trim in County Meath, is recognised as an Irish Ultra-Distance cycling champion by the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association. (UMCA)