Revolution Cycle: Around the world by bike – The Homecoming

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Homecoming Flyer

In November 2008, two young Irish men from Greystones, Simon Evans and Fearghal Ó Nualláin, embarked on an epic around the world bicycle trip – The first Irish circumnavigation of the world by bicycle attempt to date. Equipped with a KTM mountain bike each supplied by Mike Jordan in The Cycle Inn, Tallaght, Simon and Fearghal set off to complete at least 30,000km.

I will not attempt to recount tales from their journey as I would not do it justice, but instead invite you to visit Simon and Fearghal’s Revolution Cycle website where you will find more information. I was however present on Saturday 15 May for the homecoming, as a member of The Cycle Inn Support Team for the last official leg from Blackrock College to Greystones, which heralded the end of this spectacular journey.

A good 100+ strong group of family, friends and followers was present to welcome these heroes back home, with full Garda escort, an ambulance and The Cycle Inn Support Team van completing the cavalcade. Bar a couple of minor incidents, everybody made it to Greystones safely where the official welcome party was set up in the Greystones Rugby club. The bubbly was popped, speeches were held and food and drink was served.

A video clip of the arrival can be viewed by clicking here.

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