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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Great turnout for fundraising cycle

Gordon Corrigan, Dave Smith and Mark Connolly who took part in the LH286 Tony Golden Memorial Cycle
Gordon Corrigan, Dave Smith and Mark Connolly who took part in the LH286 Tony Golden Memorial Cycle
Ken Trimble, Donal Kirwan, Daniel Lambe, Daniel Knapper, Barry Rogers, Alex Coroliu and Pat Kilboy who took part in the LH286 Tony Golden Memorial Cycle

The third cycling event in memory of Garda Tony Golden was a massive success as just under 290 cyclists took part in the challenge which raised funds for Aoibheann's Pink Tie, the national children's cancer charity.

Adding a touch of novelty to this year's event, which featured two different courses for cyclists of varying ability, was the 'Random Breath Test.' On completion of the LH 286 Tony Golden Memorial Cycle, all competitors were asked to select a straw which they then had to blow into to remove a ticket for a random prize, so that everyone who took part received a prize. In addition, the first 150 cyclists to register on line received a gilet.

There was a large turnout of well wishers to see the cyclists as they set off from Blackrock and again to welcome them back.

While the final total has yet to be announced, the organisers are confident that they will exceed last year's total of almost €7,000 which was presented to the RNLI. The cheque presentation to Aoibheann's Pink Tie will take place in the coming weeks.

The Argus

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