Saturday, 3 March 2012

A last act of generosity

I went out training with Ian Gallahars club, Dublin Wheelers, today.

They always stop at the same cafe in Ashbourne. This morning the owner announced that Ian had given her €50 three weeks ago to buy teas and coffees for the group the following Saturday.

For various reasons she wasn't there for the last few weekends so today was the first opportunity she'd had to spread his generosity,  4 days after his sudden death.

Almost everyone in the cafe knew Ian from his long and dedicated service to the sport. As you can imagine it was a poignant moment.

We all raised our mugs to a decent man before heading back out on roads he'd ridden so often, and so recently, himself.

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