4 Days in September – A Tribute

Between September 8th and 11th, 2017 a group of very brave and hardy cyclists took to the roads of Ireland, cycling from Waterford Coast Guard Centre, visiting Dublin Coast Guard Center, on to Shannon Coast Guard Center and then back again to Waterford. This journey was undertaken to honour the memory of the crew of Rescue 116, and Catriona Lucas, who were lost in the line of duty.

It also serves the purpose of raising funds for five different charities, including the Dunmore East First Responders Group, Pieta House, Dogs for the Disabled, Cycle Against Suicide and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. The cyclists, their marshals and support crews, covered more than 800km in just four short days, often in adverse weather. Somebody somewhere was looking down on us though, because we were greeted with a rainbow on arrival at each of
the Coast Guard Centres.

DVF had the pleasure of not only being involved as a motorcycle marshal for the cyclists but also designing the logo used during the event. Completing the journey was exhausting, humbling, and emotional in more ways than we can put into words.



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