Bikers taking to the road for final Mick O’Regan Memorial Motorcycle Run

Last year's Mick O'Regan Memorial Motorcycle Run.

Bikers from across the region will be taking to the roads on August 12 as the final Mick O’Regan Memorial Motorcycle Run gets underway.

The fundraising initiative, in aid of Pieta, the centre for the prevention of suicide and self-harm, is set to leave Buttevant, passing through Mallow, Fermoy, Mitchelstown and Charleville on the day.

Traversing some fabulous motorbiking roads across North Cork, the run will head into south Limerick and back to Buttevant for a barbeque and a draw for some fantastic spot prizes provided by generous sponsors of the run.

Bucket collectors will be operating in the various towns en-route on the day of the run and are easy to spot in their blue hi-viz jackets.

“Please give generously as you always do because every single cent counts,” organisers of the run said.

On the day there will be street entertainment before the run with music, face-painting and coffees & teas at sign-in in Kit Roche’s Bar. There will also be a draw for a spectacular helmet drawn from the sign-in sheets, with entry by donation.

Entrants are reminded to sign in to avail of the draw for the top-class helmet which has been sponsored by Philip and Mary.

According to Pieta, the Mick O’Regan Run over the past 10 years has saved upwards of 200 lives and has changed many thousands of lives for the better ‘because the 200 saved still walk this earth with us’.

“They say money can’t buy happiness and it can’t, but in the hands of healers in Pieta, it can point many vulnerable people to the pathway to health and happiness. The Mick O’Regan Memorial Motorcycle Run is proof of this,” organisers added.

Members of the public are invited to join the run and support the fundraising initiative on Saturday, August 12 for another great day out.

“Everybody is welcome. We will have entertainment on the street in Buttevant from 10.30am with the Run leaving at 12.30,” organisers concluded.