Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year we have decided to run this exciting challenge in place of our usual 1 day sportive event.
Between 16th - 20th September we want to cycle a combined total of 30,000k to help us achieve our 2 main goals.
Remember Tony and raise money for a well deserving charity.
Track all your cycling activities over the 5 days on a suitable device. A smart phone, smart watch or bike computer.
Enter you Kms covered and upload a screen shot of your completed route as proof.
This event is organised by a small group of friends and colleagues of Garda Tony Golden who was killed in the line of duty on the 11th October 2015 in Omeath, Co. Louth.
The title "The Golden 30 Challenge" refers to Tony’s Garda Reg No 29909L. On joining An Garda Siochana every member gets a registered number, this number represents that Tony was the 29,909th member of An Garda Siochana.
With this in mind, we have set a target of 30,000k, it is our goal to cycle more than Tony’s Reg Number. This year will be Tony’s 5th Anniversary and the 5th Event so we intend to run it over 5 days from the 16th to 20th of September inclusive.
All monies raised outside of expenses incurred will go to our chosen 2020 charity...
The Foundation was the brainchild of local business man John Hanlon. His dream was to build a respite service for children with disabilities. There was no such service available to families in Louth or surrounding areas.
A 6 bed purpose built facility was opened in 2014. At present the Foundation provides overnight respite for 85 children who have Autism or a physical/learning disability. The Foundation also helps the children with personal development, independent living, money management and communication skills.
Some of the facilities available to the Children are a sensory room with a sensory pod, a sensory garden and the Foundation also has a social fund available for fun activities like Football matches, trips abroad and even a simple meal out. The idea is that these activities do not incur expense on the families involved.
The foundation have ambitions to extend the centre to include a behavioural therapy section for children with Autism.