Lord’s Taverners Ireland partnered with Dead Ducks Motorcycle Club for a fourth year and
RevUp 2023 took place 29 th April – 1 st May with over 40 motorbikes departing Dublin on a
2 night / 3 day mystery tour.

Registration commenced at Joe Duffy BMW Motorrad in Finglas at 9am on the Saturday
morning where participants enjoyed tea/coffee and biscuits and collected their packed
lunches before heading off on the open road.

The weather was kind and everyone was in good spirits as they set off on the first day of
their 1,000km challenge, with the final stage of day 1 leading to The Silver Springs Hotel,
Cork which was home for the next two nights.

Our guests of honour at the gala dinner on the Sunday evening were Adam Drummond,
Angie Benhaffaf, her twin boys Hassan and Hussein and Angie’s daughter Iman. Adam, a
very talented basketball player is an inspirational young man who suffered a life changing
injury in 2021 and was the recipient of a basketball wheelchair funded by RevUp funds. He is
now the u20 Neptune Basketball Club Head coach and a member of the u23 Irish
Wheelchair team.

“After receiving a generous sum of money from RevUp / Lords Taverners Ireland event to purchase my first basketball wheelchair, it gave me comfortability and confidence to return to sport. Without this I would have been under financial pressure having to source the money myself. This season with Rebel Wheelers I took great strides in my development and a lot is down to having a chair that was tailored for me. I can’t express enough gratitude for whatthey have done!”

Adam Drummond

Hassan and Hussein were born conjoined and separated at just four months old. Despite
numerous major surgeries over the years, which will continue throughout their life, they
continue to excel in sport.

This was our most successful RevUp to date with over €60k raised. Close to €10k of the
funds raised was due the generosity of an individual who wishes to remain anonymous but
who donated a motorcycle to RevUp / Lord’s Taverners Ireland to raffle on the night. A
Facebook live draw took place on the evening with a very surprised but delighted Martin
Patten from Achill Island receiving a late-night call with the exciting news that he had won a
fabulous Aprilia RS660 motorcycle.

Funds raised were used to donate much needed sports equipment to individuals including
Adam Drummond Paddy Murphy and Tilara Costa and also co-fund another RevUp minibus
which will be shared by wheelchair basketball clubs Dublin Swifts and Killester Tigers.

“Paddy (14) has been able to take part in wheelchair basketball with Galway Speeders
and the IWA u19 academy after receiving his basketball chair through RevUp /
Lord’s Taverners Ireland. Paddy unfortunately could not fit into the standard basketball chair with leg issues and needed to have one custom made to his posture.

His love for basketball and fitness is so important to him and we are delighted he can now take part. “

Megan Murphy, Mother of Paddy

We are extremely grateful to all the volunteers and sponsors, too numerous to mention by
name, and indeed the bikers who made this such an enjoyable and successful weekend.

Rev-Up is dedicated to the memory of Aidan Lynam, one of the founding members of
the event, who was tragically killed in 2015

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