Over 150 riders remember Derry cyclist, Adrian Mullan

From left,  James Behan, Secretary Foyle Cycling Club, Rachael Mullan, Trish Mullan and Mark Moroney, former Chairman of Foyle Cycling Club, present a cheque to Donal Henderson, Foyle Hospice (second from right) following the Adrian Mullan Sportive.

From left, James Behan, Secretary Foyle Cycling Club, Rachael Mullan, Trish Mullan and Mark Moroney, former Chairman of Foyle Cycling Club, present a cheque to Donal Henderson, Foyle Hospice (second from right) following the Adrian Mullan Sportive.

The inaugural ‘Adrian Mullan Sportive’ was held last Saturday with more than 150 cyclists turning out in memory of the hugely popular Foyle Cycling Club member who died tragically last October.

Adrian was a life-long supporter of the Foyle Hospice and in his memory, the large peloton set off from Templemore Sports Complex to raise money for the Hospice with not even the inclement weather deterring the riders.

Liz Quigley, Karen Wynne, Maureen Campbell and Deirdre McParland get ready to set off on the inaugural Adrian Mullan Sportive last Sunday.

Liz Quigley, Karen Wynne, Maureen Campbell and Deirdre McParland get ready to set off on the inaugural Adrian Mullan Sportive last Sunday.

Cyclists from all across the north west participated with many clubs represented: North West Triathlon Club, North Pole Cycling Club, Saddlerock Cycling Club, Inish Cycling Club and Roe Valley Cycling Club with over £2,000 being raised.

It was superb effort on a day when so many people pulled together - from the catering to support on the road; a real team effort. Adrian’s wife, Trish Mullan and family were central to the whole event, there on the day to assist but also by allowing it to happen. The spirit of the day was encapsulated by Lawrence, an old friend of Adrian’s, on his mountain bike with a bottle of Ballygowan in the cage making sure he completed the ride no matter the conditions.

Joe Pewtner, Rory Canavan, Pat Gralton, Chris McMullan and Paul Deehan taking part in the inaugural Adrian Mullan Sportive.

Joe Pewtner, Rory Canavan, Pat Gralton, Chris McMullan and Paul Deehan taking part in the inaugural Adrian Mullan Sportive.