Motorcyclists Prepare to Rev-Up


Motorcyclists Prepare to RevUp4DSI

Michael Flatley launches annual fundraising initiative for Down Syndrome Ireland

The lord of Irish dance Michael Flatley took time out of his busy schedule to help launch Down Syndrome Ireland’s annual charity motorcycle challenge ‘Revup4DSI’. Motorcyclists across the country are preparing to take to the open road for the DSI event which takes place over the May bank holiday weekend (30th April – 2nd May’16).

The successful event was co-founded in 2005 by a pair of keen motorcyclists, Michael McCormick and the late Aidan Lynam, both of whom have daughters, Megan and Robyn, with Down syndrome. The round Ireland road trip has grown to become one the biggest and most popular fundraising events and has raised over €1.5million in much-needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland over the last 10 years.

Down Syndrome Ireland are currently planning a number of special events for next year's RevUp to honour the passing of their esteemed colleague Aidan Lynam. Aidan was the instrumental part of a strong team behind the very first RevUp4DSI and was tragically killed during last year's event. In memory of Aidan, DSI intend to have their most successful motorcycle challenge yet come May'16.

The event is a point-to-point navigation ride that takes in over 1000km of stunning Irish views within a 3 day period. On the Saturday motorcyclists will gather at Joe Duffy’s BMW dealership in Finglas for their first in a series of route cards that will lead them through a number of secret checkpoints and to their base for the night. The following day’s ride will take on a poker run format where a playing card is collected at each checkpoint and the best hand will win! All of which will add to the excitement and camaraderie on the road over this fantastic fundraising weekend.

Entry to the 3 day event is by donation, with a minimum requirement of €500 sponsorship per rider and €500 per pillion passengers. Accommodation and meals are all booked in advance to make it a very relaxing and rewarding weekend of two-wheeled fun.

For further information email revup@downsyndrome.ie or call 01 426 6500.