Launch of the @longwaydownunda for the @IYFcharity with Eoin Reddan

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Launch of The Long Way Down Under for the Irish Youth Foundation
International and Leinster scrum half Eoin Reddan (right) who took a break from Six Nations training was on hand to help 27-year old fundraiser Henry Tindal get on his bike to launch The Long Way Down Under Challenge in aid of the Irish Youth Foundation.Pic:Maxwells-no fee
Reddan has just been appointed to the Board of the Irish Youth Foundation which has been supporting vulnerable children across the island of Ireland for the last 25 years ago. The charity focuses on two key concerns: providing safe places where children can go after school – to grow, to learn and to play and providing opportunities for teenagers from under-served communities to succeed and excel in their lives
“Along with learning new skills, the young people get a real sense of achievement. Zooming through Phoenix Park on their new fixie is so much fun!”
The Long Way Down Under – a cycle from Dublin to Sydney will see Henry cycle from Dublin across Europe and Asia to end up in Sydney Australia, couch surfing and relying on people’s hospitality along the way! The journey will take Henry approximately 18 months and Tindal hopes to raise €10,000 for the IYF which will go the Bradog Cycling Project in Dublin 1. Young people aged 12 to 14 attend the project and learn how to repair bikes and even make and design their own ‘fixie’ bikes made from recycled bicycle parts. During the summer they go on bike rides together in phoenix park and this year hope to cycle from Enfield to Dublin along the canal.

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