Irish charity cycle in aid of Hillsborough has all their gear stolen outside Anfield
Cycle 4 Sick Children had planned a 96 km ride around Liverpool for charity but before they got started, everything was stolen.
We have featured the great work of Irish charity Cycle 4 Sick Children on the site before so this is really terrible news. Set up by Liam and Stacey Mulcahy for their daughter Sophie, the charity has since grown to run charity cycles for all sorts of worthy causes.
Their latest cycle was to be a 96km ride around Merseyside to raise funds for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Liam, plus five others, arrived in the city on Saturday morning but as they had to wait to check in to their accommodation, the group decided to head to Anfield to take the tour.
However, when they returned to their van parked near the ground, it had been broken into, and everything inside was gone.
Liam tells the Mirror: “I feel sick to the stomach actually. It’s really hard to put in words what this has done to us as we were over here to support the victims of Hillsborough.
Clothes, passports and money were all taken, but it is the bikes, some of which were specially made (see below), which are the biggest loss to the team.
@alexdowsett @Mattbrammeier85 @C4scCycling @Liammulcahyc4sc stolen today at ride for 96 in Liverpool please re tweet. pic.twitter.com/9BOKyLkise
— graham loughman (@lockey81) June 28, 2014
Police are investigating and the hope is that when those who stole them realise why the group were in the city they may hand in the bikes.
We really hope they do as this is a particularly cruel crime.