Watch: Dublin ‘beer bike’ group filmed partying on through Storm Dennis in Irish capital
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Watch: Dublin ‘beer bike’ group filmed partying on through Storm Dennis in Irish capital

FOOTAGE HAS surfaced online of a heroic/foolish set of Dublin partygoers braving the worst of Storm Dennis during a trip around the city on a beer bike.

Largely the preserve of fun-seeking tourists and hen or stag dos, beer bikes require revellers to sit around a makeshift bar, pedaling away, while a loan cyclist steers the ship from the front.

In normal circumstances, they offer a chance to drink and be merry while taking in the various sights on offer across your chosen city.

Often found in major urban areas, the idea is for passengers to enjoy an idyllic jaunt through a tourist hotspot, drinking along the way and maybe burning off a few calories in the process.

However, the group filmed by Canadian tourist Bill Stenner during his visit to the Emerald Isle got a little more than they bargained for.

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With Storm Dennis arriving in Dublin with full force, they had to contend with strong winds and torrential rain as they made their way around the city.

It would be enough to put some off the idea of indulging in a beer bike experience – but not this lot.

To their eternal credit, they soldiered on, facing off against the wet and windy conditions with an impressive degree of determination that, you must suspect, is alcohol induced.

In any case, their efforts were not in vain with Stenner successfully capturing their incredible journey on film for the world to see.

It earned them plenty of plaudits too with the video amassing a steady stream of likes and retweets in the hours since, as well as more than 300,000 views.

Filmed cycling along Dublin’s Westmoreland Street, these intrepid explorers aren’t just brave, they’re heroes, each and every one of them.

They must love Dublin a lot.

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Correction: An earlier version of this article identified Bill Stenner as an American rather than Canadian tourist.