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Cyclists ‘doff their hats’ in memory of Stephen Carroll
If you ever happen to be on the roadside at any major cycling event you will often hear the shout of “Chapeau” from your fellow cycling spectators. It’s a French term (literally translated as “hat”) that offers encouragement or admiration and essentially means “I doff my hat to you”. When the 45 amateur cyclists taking part in the “On Yer Bike” charity cycle in memory of Stephen Carroll gathered on the morning of 3rd September, they each had a small photograph of Stephen with the caption “Chapeau” on each of their bicycles. 360 kilometres and 3 days in the saddle lay ahead and this group would take all the good will that it could get.
 
 
 

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