A GROUP of 13 Gardaí from stations around Dublin set off from Ballymun Garda Station last week to prove just how long the arm – or the legs– of the law really is.
The terrific thirteen were on their way to Malin Head for a gruelling 650km cycle the length of the country to Mizen Head.
The charity cycle was dedicated to the brother of Sergeant Sean Herlihy, whose older brother Patrick sadly died of liver cancer just nine days after being diagnosed.
Sergeant Herlihy is attached to Ballymun Garda Station having previously worked in Blanchardstown.
The cyclists all put in a serious amount of training to prepare for the four-day trek and are hoping to raise at least €10,000 for St Francis Hospice in Raheny and Blanchardstown.
The group is getting lots of support and even met An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, before embarking on the ride.
The mammoth charity cycle also has the backing of Northside rock stars, Kodaline, who officially launched the venture.
The cyclists are still accepting donations. Details of the trip and on how to donate can be found on a special Facebook page at facebook.com/malinhead2mizenhead2015.