Richard pictured with Terry Wogan in 2012. Picture: Dolf Patijn/ilovelimerick. Terry Wogan Memorial Cycle.
Tens of eager cyclists are set to start their long journey from Limerick to Rosslare Harbour, Co.Wexford in memory of one of Limerick’s most cherished natives, Terry Wogan, and in recognition for his work with Children in Need this November 16.
The cyclists will be led by Baku GLS Limited in Rosslare and they will be joined on the 220km cycle over two days by another group from Fishguard in Wales, in order to raise funds for the Jack and Jill foundation.
The Terry Wogan Memorial Cycle is set to start in a place close to home, where Terry Wogan resided, Elm Park on the Ennis Road. The cyclists will then make their long journey to Rosslare for this well-deserving cause.
The UK contingent compiled of 15 cyclists will be fundraising in aid of Children in Need, and hope to raise £2,000, while the Irish cyclists are seeking to raise €3,000.
Sir Terry hosted the hugely popular Children in Need programme for 35 years up until his illness last year. The cycle will coincide with this year’s Children in Need, which will be held on November 18, and will be hosted by another veteran Irish broadcaster, Graham Norton.
Wogan was a leading media personality in Britain and Ireland from the late 1960s and was often referred to as a “national treasure”. Before he retired in 2009, his BBC Radio 2 weekday breakfast programme Wake Up to Wogan had eight million regular listeners, making him the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.
The father of four sadly passed away on January 31 last at the age of 77, and there are plans to commemorate him in his native Limerick, where he was made a Freeman.
To date, they have raised nearly €1,700. Click here to donate.
Read more about Sir Terry Wogan here.
Find out more about Children in Need here.
Check out the Jack and Jill Foundation here.