Sunday, 3 May 2015

Biker.ie Member Magnets - Aidan Lynam RIP

Click the image to open in full size.It is with great sadness that we announce Aidan Lynam (Magnets) lost his life earlier today in a traffic collision during the annual DSi charity run.

Tragically marking it's tenth anniversary, the 'Revup4Dsi' event's huge success for down syndrome Ireland in terms of both raising awareness and funds (almost €1,500,000 to date) can largely be attributed to the direction and motivation of one man, Aidan Lynam.

I've known Aidan since biker.ie began (almost 10years ago also) and while vocal and largely in disagreement on a lot of subjects, ranging from shutter speeds to the perceived talent (or lack thereof) of motorcycle racers, he had a certain charm and honesty to his character that marked him out as a resilient and focused ambassador for DSi who cut thru the red tape and stood up as a voice for this otherwise socially excluded and marginalised group.

Above all he was an avid motorcycle enthusiast who will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and we were proud to have him on the moderating team at one time, although this was short lived after he banned about 2,000 members one night for the laugh..

R.I.P Buddy.

Large condolences thread here ;
http://www.biker.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=221986

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