28 Nov 2021

Bikers' group in Kildangan rally around to help get biker back on the road

Bikers' group in Kildangan rally around to help get biker back on the road

Dave (left) with the new bike

Shed 4 Bikers, based in Kildangan, is a free-to-use community garage promoting motorcycle maintenance, first aid and roadcraft.

Last weekend, Shed 4 Bikers supported a fallen biker by helping him get his motorcycle back on the road after a road collision due to no fault of his own.

Parts were donated and purchased by the biker community to repair the vehicle. 

The presentation of the new-look motorbike was made on Sunday last. 

Derek Gannon of Shed 4 Bikers explained: "Dave a good mate and Team member of the shed, was involved in a RTA due to not fault of his own.

"The damage repairs was extensive and it being his only form of transport, I rang Dave constantly for a number of days after the accident.

"As he wasn't long after fighting Meningitis, His body wasn't what it used to be, Once he was OK I was happy, He worried about his bike and the financial strain of it all, I then told him I was going to put a plea our for assistance, parts help and I would try my best to ease the burden.

"Within 24 hours all parts were donated and purchased by members of Shed4Bikers.
"Bill O'Neill, Dave O Donnell, Jakub Krason -  all contributed so a massive thanks to each of you
"No only did members get behind the drive to get the bike to ride, Business did likewise.

"Daniel Cotter gave me free reign in his business City Spares Motorcycles to take what we needed to repair

"Rafael Costa - a Custom Bike Builder said he'd do the spray paint on the new bits at his Precision Customs Shop in Longford. 

"People ask what drives us to achieve great things in life, I for one can say that if you look and if you try you will find there's great genuine big-hearted people in the world, I respect each of you and I really have made friends for life.

Derek added: "The Say the Biking Community is the best out there, well I can confirm that Carlsberg do build communities but of they did.......!"
"Thank each of our Team members our Shedders and Shedettes the businesses that support our Shed, each of you all had a massive part to play."

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