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Sponsored Cycle 2011
15 May 2011


On the 7th May, myself and 14 other Tir Conaill Harps youth players and coaches took part in a sponsored cycle round Millport to help raise funds for up and coming events. The day started very early. We picked up everyone all around Glasgow on the club minibus and then headed to Largs to catch the ferry to Millport. When we arrived we all hired bikes for the day and set off on our cycle. The cycle was thoroughly enjoyable and quite relaxing. As we cycled round Millport we all had a great laugh. The weather was great and the banter was flowing of course -  this was too good to be true.


When we reached the halfway point we decided to stop cycling and grab a bit of lunch, we all sat together round a picnic bench and had lots of sandwiches and sweets.


Just as we were about to attack the second half of the cycle the heavens opened.

The second half of the cycle was the easier part, it seemed to go past much faster and there wasn’t  as many hills to climb on the bike. As we approached the end of the cycle we came to a rather steep slope. I was cycling beside John La Combre as we approached the slope then I went in front of him. As we reached the end of the slope I pulled on the brakes lightly and because of the road conditions the back wheel went into a skid and threw me from my bike. John closely followed me by falling off his bike too. Luckily no one was hurt and we managed to laugh this off.


After we all finished the cycle we had a half an hour in Millport to explore. As it was our team mate Darius Stewart's birthday we surprised him with a cake. This went down a treat and we headed back to Glasgow stuffed full of cake. We all clambered back on board the minibus and headed for the ferry. When we reached the pier the rain came on again. The bus was quite quiet for some of the journey home because most people were tired. As we approached Glasgow and people departed from the bus it became quieter and quieter.


Overall the day was very enjoyable and exciting and I am sure if you asked most of the participants they would definitely do it again.


Liam Murphy

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