Ninety-two intrepid cyclists braved harsh wind and rain conditions to take part in the Bobby Power Memorial Cycle that raised €4150 for the Irish Pilgrimage Trust.
It was the biggest turnout for the event since it was founded three years ago to commemorate one of Carrick Wheelers Cycling Club’s great sportsmen.
Many members of Bobby Power’s family took part in the cycle on Sunday, September 15 that was in aid of a cause close to his heart. The cycle was divided into 50km and 100km challenges and started from the Swan GAA Club. All the cyclists travelled to Faugheen, Ballypatrick and Kilsheelan. From Kilsheelan, the 50km cyclists returned to Carrick-on-Suir via the back road while the 100km cyclists pedalled to Rathgormack, Mahon Bridge, Kilmacthomas, Clonea and back to Carrick.
“We were delighted with the number of cyclists who took part because the weather was so bad. And we were thrilled with the amount raised for the IPT. People were just so generous,” said Bridget Fitzpatrick, one of the cycle’s organisers.