A four-day cycle by members of the emergency services in memory of the crew of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 has taken place.

The "Four Days in September - #neverforgotten" charity cycle was the brainchild of a group of emergency workers who wished to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 14 March, when the helicopter crashed off the Co Mayo coast. 

The bodies of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick and her co-pilot Mark Duffy have been recovered, while colleagues Ciaran Smyth and Paul Orsmby are still missing.

The group, many of whom are from the South East and in particular Waterford, work alongside the Irish Coast Guard on a daily basis and knew some of the helicopter crew who lost their lives.

Each of the four had their own day of remembrance dedicated to them on the cycle.

The charities benefiting from the cycle are the Dunmore East First Responders, Dogs for the Disabled, Pieta House South East, and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.

The group of ten cycled approximately 800km in four days in aid of the charities.

The charity event started at Waterford Airport and went to Dublin Airport, Sligo Airport and Shannon Airport, before arriving back in Waterford.