Last Sunday the inaugural On the Rivet Charity cycle, celebrating the life of John Mulligan, was organised by the Mulligan family, with the large turn out of riders reflecting the high esteem in which John was held.
The large group set off from the Drumragh GAA clubrooms and to add to the excitement of the riders was the fact that Irish Cycling legend Sean Kelly was in their midst.
The atmosphere and craic was fantastic as Sean mingled with everyone for photos and signings.The cycle consisted of a controlled 30/40 miles with a lot of newcomers taking up the challenge which was great to see. At the halfway point all cyclists were greeted at Mahons Hotel in Irvinestown for tea refreshments and on their return to Drumragh it was great to see all the Rivet jackets coming in.
Back in Drumragh all riders were again greeted with hot showers and a great spread of food which was generously provided by the Halfway House. The support for the event helped make it a great success and the Mulligan family would like to thank their two main sponsors Dunamona Engineer and Caldwell Cycles and all the other sponsors for coming on board; Drumragh GFC for the use of their clubrooms; MJB Sport Active, the PSNI; St Johns Ambulance, motorbike men and Marshalls for keeping us safe and of course Sean Kelly whose company made it all that little bit more special.
All proceeds from the event go to Beacon House.