As featured on the Hibernian F.C. Website. —————————–Sponsor Hugh’s Cycle Ride
Hibernian supporter and St. Patrick’s Branch Member Hugh Cockburn will be going the extra mile – 444 to be precise – as he cycles from London to Edinburgh in order to raise funds to commemorate a club icon.
On Friday 3 May, lifelong supporter Hugh, who is based in Sunderland, will be cycling from Tower Bridge to Holyrood Park in order to raise funds for the St Patrick’s branch to purchase a gravestone for Dan McMichael – one of the most influential figures in the history of the club.
Irishman McMichael managed the club to a Scottish League triumph and Scottish Cup win over a century ago during a lengthy and glorious association with Hibernian.
Universally acknowledged as a character that embodied the true spirit of the club – he was industrious, ambitious and progressive.
Sadly passing away in February 1919, McMichael currently rests in an unmarked grave behind the goals in the Eastern Cemetery.
Now the St. Patrick’s Branch want to change that and provide a fitting memorial to a club icon and supporters are encouraged to donate/sponsor Hugh’s London-Edinburgh cycle ride to make it become a reality.
Hugh will be wearing Green & White on his mammoth journey North and his scheduled trip will take in the following route:
Friday 3 May, London to Stamford, Lincs 100 miles
Saturday 4 May, Stamford to York = 122 miles
Sunday 5 May, York to Morpeth, Northumberland = 113 miles
Monday 6 May, Morpeth to Edinburgh = 109 miles
Approaching Holyrood Park, the ride goes via, Portobello Road onto London Road, Meadowbank, then Duke’s Walk and finally Queen’s Drive.
The estimated time of arrival for Hugh’s finish will be 3-4pm.
Good luck to Hugh ahead of his cycle ride and our current manager Pat Fenlon – an Irishman like McMichael – has already expressed his support behind the effort.