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Pedal power for students clocking up miles to Berkeley

Ciara Treacy

Published 04/09/2015 | 02:30

From left, Chloe Meehan, UCD, Jenna Spears, UCD and Chliodhna Sheehan UCD pictured taking part in the Cycle for Berkeley at the Dundrum Town Centre this afternoon
From left, Chloe Meehan, UCD, Jenna Spears, UCD and Chliodhna Sheehan UCD pictured taking part in the Cycle for Berkeley at the Dundrum Town Centre this afternoon

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.

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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.

Irish Independent

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