Pedal power
raises funds for charity

Pedal power
raises funds for charity
A bumper turnout of 147 cyclists departed from the Swan GAA Club early on Sunday morning for the fourth annual Bobby Power Commemorative Cycle.

A bumper turnout of 147 cyclists departed from the Swan GAA Club early on Sunday morning for the fourth annual Bobby Power Commemorative Cycle.

Organisers report the event has to date raised €5660 for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust and some more funds are still to be collected.

The number of cyclists was up by 50 per cent on last year mainly due to the glorious autumn weather on Sunday morning.

“There was a fantastic turnout. We are absolutely thrilled and we had a super day,” said Bridget Fitzpatrick of the organising committee.

She thanked all the cyclists, the estimated 30 refreshments and stewarding volunteers, sponsors and all who donated money to the Pilgrimage Trust.

The event is run in memory of the late Bobby Power, one of Carrick Wheelers Cycling Club’s great sportsmen. Cyclists had a choice of a 50km loop around local villages and 100km route that brought cyclists to Rathgormack, Kilmacthomas and Clonea Power before returning to Carrick-on-Suir.