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Big question at end of long charity effort
3:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
AFTER pedalling 180 miles over three days at the finish line you would be expecting a nice rest and perhaps a pint of Guinness too.
But Ruth Clark got a big surprise as her boyfriend David Rose was waiting to see her with a big question to pop.
The 27-year-old had jetted in from Germany, where he is currently based with his work for Boeing, to meet midwife Ruth at the end of the charity ride by 46 members of the Chapel House Cycling Group, which took place in May.
The 26-year-old said: “It was a hard cycle on the first day but it was really good to do it.
“I knew David was coming over and was coming with his mum but didn’t expect anything else.
“It was completely out of the blue - we went for a walk and he got down on one knee outside the Claddagh Church in Galway.
“We are going to get married at the same church. We had always wanted to get married there.”
The annual Cork to Galway bike ride by members of the club who are based at the Chapel House pub, on Liverpool Road, Great Sankey, raised £4,610 for St Rocco’s Hospice.
And it was not the first time Ruth, from Widnes has tackled the ride - she completed the event last year on a tandem bike with her mum “My mum, who owns the Chapel House pub, wanted to get involved with the cycle club but she was the only woman involved so I signed up too. Now we have more women members,” added Ruth.
But the cycling will take a back seat as wedding plans for the big day on August 22 next year begin - but Ruth will still find time to squeeze in the charity cycle.
She added: “Next year we are still going to be doing the bike ride but I’ll not be on my bike for the wedding though some of the group said they plan to cycle there for it.”
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