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Ireland – Paris to Dublin cycling challenge

​In 2011, Smurfit Kappa’s head office in Dublin organised a charity cycling event in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.

The challenge was to start at the Paris office and to finish in Dublin. The cycling team covered over 260km on the first day, 210km on the second and a ‘relaxing’ 50km on the last day.

The ‘Magnificent 7’ who undertook this task were: Ian Curley, Ken Bowles, Cormac Maguire, Seamus Murphy, Kevin Keane, Christian Eder and Henk Hoevers. They were assisted during the journey by Glenn and Andrew Sherry who looked after the logistics, punctures, keeping the team energised and giving them the much needed moral support to stay cycling for the journey.

Once back on Irish soil, the team was greeted by a large contingent from the Dublin office who completed the final leg of the journey with them in stages of 50km and 10km. The sun shone for everyone as they crossed the finish line at HQ where all the cyclists were welcomed by family, friends and colleagues to celebrate an amazing journey. The impressive total of €30,000 raised by the event. 

Ireland – Paris to Dublin cycling challenge