Kerry Motorcycle racers and enthusiasts raise €1500 for Irish Community Air Ambulance by going as slow as possible
All photos by SkyVeiw Photography
Motorcycle racers and enthusiasts raised €1500.60 for the Irish Community Air Ambulance at a special event in Trabert on Saturday.
The event – a slow bike race – was organised by local racer Samantha Martin.
Several local motorcyclists, including many who race in the Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship in Mondello Park, took part in the event.
Andrew Murphy, who finished second in the Supersport Championship last year, was the slowest bike racer on the day to take the overall award.
Other local racers included Tom McElligott and John Griffin who went head-to-head on Honda 90s.
All three displayed the racing bikes that they usually race at Mondello Park.
Thank you to everyone who came down, donated, participated, sponsored prizes and supported the event from start to finish! We were delighted to see so many happy faces and loved that we got to do this in my hometown in memory of Dad,” explained Samantha.
“This whole event has been done in memory of my dad Pat Martin who passed away a few years ago. For those who didn’t know him, he got into motorcycles quite late in life. It was one of his few steps of what I told him was a mid-life crisis. He got his first tattoo, bought a motorbike and had another child all close together so make of that what you will! He loved the freedom of being out on his bike and the amazing biker community that came with it. He passed that love on to me and I’ve met the most amazing people thanks to him, most of whom are here tonight. He was a great dad and motorbikes were one of the many things that made him happy, and if he was here today [Saturday] he probably would have beat ye all because he was the slowest biker I ever met. Another thing he also passed on to me!”
Additional fundraising was achieved by means of raffles and bucket collections.
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