First Leg


What a send off!!!!!!!!

200 cyclists dragged themselves out of their beds on Sunday morning to join
us for the 25km cycle from Blackrock to Greystones to give us what can only
be described as a royal send off. The weather suited the mood, we were lucky
to have a brisk crisp and sunny November morning, everyone seemed to be in
great spirits and there was a real buzz when we arrived at The Happy Pear in

I have to admit that when it was time to go it was hard not to get emotional
when faced with a sea of well wishers and as I rolled down Greystones Main
St my shades hid the source of the two salty tracks running down my cheeks.

The event raised roughly 5 and a half grand(money is still coming in) for

It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of some key people. So a
massive thanks to;

Mike from the Cycle Inn.
Alan Dunne who dutifully drove the pace van.
Alan McGinty and the Rock community who donated their premises for the
Christy McDaid and all of the Willow Wheelers who were out in force.
The Gardai from Bray and Blackrock.
Sinead and the Rockingham drummers who provided just the right beat.
Dave and Steve and all of the staff from The Happy Pear for baking such
great brownies for all of the hungry cyclists .



2 thoughts on “First Leg

  1. Hi Fearghal and Simon,
    We really enjoyed going on part of your leg of your big cycle trip last Sunday.Some of our friends came down and we were proud to be your cousins.We hope you will do well on your trip and that you don’t hurt your selves.We also hope you will have enough food and water especially in the desert and that the weather will be good for you.
    Love from Ultan,Tom and Seán

  2. Hi F and S, Well done, Can’t be easy,great admiration for your efforts,slow and steady.Will follow your adventure from the Rock.

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