From top: Dervla Murphy, in India, on the journey that led to her writing Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle (1965); Lucille Redmond of I BIKE Dublin presents Inspiring Cyclist of the Year Award medal to Dervla last night.
Ciarán Ferrie writes:
Dervla has inspired generations of cyclists all over the world with her travels and her writing. She is a hero, cited by virtually every world-travelling cyclist to this day.
The book of her travels, Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle, published in 1965, was an inspiration to the Ireland of the time, and to cyclists all over the world.
She was an example to men and women of how it was possible to get anywhere, if you just keep pedalling….
Always drink and cycle responsibly.
Lovely work, in fairness.