One for the road: pub boss in charity cycle
Published 03/08/2011 | 05:00
A PUBLICAN is swapping pulling pints for peddling 200km in a charity bike ride between two distant pubs.
More than 100 cyclists will join Ciaran Power for the trip between Jacob's Bar in Saggart, Co Dublin, and The Sin Bin in Limerick -- owned by former Ireland rugby international Peter Clohessy.
A host of international players have backed his plans to raise much-needed funds for the Children's Sunshine Home and LauraLynn House, which care for children with life-limiting conditions.
Mr Power, a 33-year-old bar manager from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, only started cycling recently -- thanks to the bike-to-work scheme.
"I only picked up cycling two months ago," he said. "My friend Philip King works in The Sin Bin and we were looking to do a fundraiser for the charity and came up with this. We're trying to get as many people as possible involved."
The charity cycle will take place on September 23 and 24, with 160km to be completed on day one before a stopover in Nenagh, Co Tipperary.