Belfast Telegraph

Pub-to-pub cycle to help charity

A publican is swapping pulling pints for peddling for a charity bike ride between two pubs.

More than 100 cyclists will join Ciaran Power for the 200km trip between Jacob's Bar in Saggart, Co Dublin, and The Sin Bin in Limerick - owned by former Ireland rugby international Peter Clohessy.

A host of international players have backed his plans to raise much-needed funds for the Children's Sunshine Home and LauraLynn House, which care for children with life-limiting conditions.

Mr Power, a 33-year-old bar manager from Rathcoole, revealed he recently started cycling when he applied for the bike-to-work scheme.

"I only picked up cycling two months ago," he said.

"My friend Philip King works in The Sin Bin and we were looking to do a fundraiser for the charity and came up with this.

"We're trying to get as many people as possible involved."

The bike ride will take place on September 23 and 24, with 160km to be completed on day one before a stop over in Nenagh.

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