After the inaugural Saddle Up for Epilepsy cycle 2015, we promised that the 2016 cycle would be bigger and better and it certainly was!
The 2nd Saddle up for Epilepsy took place on a glorious but cold morning on Saturday 27th February in Co Mayo. It was a fantastic success with over 400 cyclists young and old, and from all parts of the country taking to the roads to support Epilepsy Ireland's services in the West and to raise awareness of epilepsy.
Words can't thank Brenda Quigg and her brilliant team of volunteers – marshals, drivers, support crew, food stop volunteers - for all the time, effort and dedication that went into organising the event.
Thank you also to our generous sponsors who were only too eager to support the cause and of course to the 400+ cyclists who made it all happen.
We're delighted to announce that as a result of Saddle up for Epilepsy, we will be expanding the service that we provide in Mayo & the West region with immediate effect. The goal is, as always, to be able to support people and provide people with the tools they need to live life to fullest and manage their epilepsy. The funding will enable Epilepsy Ireland to expand our presence in the local community and provide additional services such as the Living Well With Epilepsy programme and the STEPS self-management programme,
Saddle Up 2017 is already in the planning – we hope to see you next year!
Check out the video of the event at: https://youtu.be/8jJtZ9Ufmq4