Pedal power for students clocking up miles to Berkeley
Published 04/09/2015 | 02:30
More than 400 volunteers are clocking up the distance from Dublin to Berkeley and back in a 72-hour charity cycle in aid of the victims of the balcony tragedy.
The fundraiser, which began yesterday at Dundrum Town Centre and will continue until Sunday, involves fundraisers taking two-hour shifts on 13 spinning bikes.
Each bike represents one of the 13 students killed or injured.
"The original idea was to cycle around Ireland but logistics- wise, we had to scale it down," said Kevin Dunne, one of the Cycle for Berkeley organisers.
"Everything is running smoothly and every cyclist has shown up. We have got a lot support and plenty of donations."
Overall, 16,310km will be travelled to raise money for those still receiving treatment.