A lot of fun and some sore bottoms as cyclists take part in National Bike Day raising money for charity.
Hundreds of cyclists take part in National Bike Day assembling in Saint Stephen’s Green, cyclists of all ages on a variety of bicycles took a tour of Jonathan Swift’s Dublin. The Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dean Victor Griffin, is there to wave them off. A 24 mile course lies ahead including the Swift cycle trail of the Liffey Valley, ending in Celbridge, County Kildare.
This is just one of 180 cycle rallies around the country, all in aid of the Rehabilitation Institute. And sore posteriors were to be expected, because completion of the course includes cycling back to Dublin again.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 8 May 1983. The reporter is Alan McCullough.