Rosslare roller-riders clock up a record in 36-hour marathon

By David tucker

Published 15/10/2016 | 00:00

At the start of the Rollercycle in Hotel Rosslare in aid of It's Good 2 Talk and Wexford Marinewatch: Maria Roche, It's Good 2 Talk); Cllr Tony Dempsey, deputy mayor; James Kenny, John Gethings, Wexord Marinewatch; Bernard Minnock; Cllr George Lawlor; Brendan Howlin TD, Labour Party leader; and Michael Clampett.
At the start of the Rollercycle in Hotel Rosslare in aid of It's Good 2 Talk and Wexford Marinewatch: Maria Roche, It's Good 2 Talk); Cllr Tony Dempsey, deputy mayor; James Kenny, John Gethings, Wexord Marinewatch; Bernard Minnock; Cllr George Lawlor; Brendan Howlin TD, Labour Party leader; and Michael Clampett.

BERNARD Minnock and his fellow charity riders clocked up almost 2,000 miles in their 36-hour roller cycle challenge at Hotel Rosslare.

The fund raiser was not without volunteers and even Deputy Brendan Howlin spent a few minutes in the saddle to raise funds for Wexford Marinewatch and It's Good To Talk.

Bernard said that so far €900 in sponsorship had been realised, but there was more money still coming in.

'It was brilliant. We had a great night. We had karaoke on the night and a steady flow of people on Saturday coming over to us and hopping on the bike,' he said.

As well as a gamut of councillors and other helpers, Bernard was joined in the challenge to beat the old record of 779 miles by Sandra and Michael Clampet, Aaron Walsh, Aoife, Katie and Roisin Minnock and Mick Connolly.

'It's Good to Talk do some great work and I know of a good few people who have passed away through suicide so we decided to fund raise for them,' said Bernard. 'We also chose MarineWatch as they are a local group depending on people like ourselves to fund raise.'

A coffee morning and cake sale took place on Saturday morning provide some much-needed fuel to the participants as well as raising more money for two very good causes.

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