Limerick man’s late night bike ride brought him all the way to court

Donal O'Regan

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Limerick man’s late night bike ride brought him all the way to court

Kilmallock Courthouse

A “FOOLISH” cyclist’s late night bike ride in Oola brought him all the way to Kilmallock Court.

Gavin Ryan, aged 19, of The Grove, Pallasgreen, pleaded guilty to riding a bicycle without reasonable consideration and having neither a rear nor front lamp.

Garda John Ryan said at around 9pm on September 15, 2017, he received a number of calls from motorists about a cyclist at Cluggin, Oola.

“He had no front or rear lights. It was pitch dark. He wasn’t wearing a hi-vis vest. It is the N24  Limerick to Waterford road,” said Garda Ryan, who responded to the call on the night in question.

Con Barry, solicitor for Mr Ryan, said it was a “very foolish thing to do” and his client apologises to the court and gardai.

Judge Marian O’Leary asked if Mr Ryan knows how “dangerous” his actions were?

“Yes,” said Mr Barry.

Mr Ryan was fined €200 for riding a bicycle without reasonable consideration and €120 each for no front or rear lamps.