Get on your bike for charity

11/18/2012 3:44:00 AM
Graeme McDowell ()
Graeme McDowell ()

Golf fans can bid in a charity auction for a custom-painted motorbike signed by Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy.

The Northern Irish trio signed the Honda Fury bike at this year’s Irish Open, held at Royal Portrush Golf Club.  

Designed by Co Antrim artist Iain Baldwin and donated by the Belfast Honda dealership, the motorbike is worth £10,000 without the value added by the artwork and signatures.

Mr Baldwin worked 16 hours a day for eight days to finish the artwork, before the trio of Major Champions signed the bike during the tournament week.

The online auction closes on November 29, with all proceeds going to CLIC Sargent, the designated charity of the Irish Open.

Mr Baldwin came up with the idea after a conversation with CLIC Sargent Patron and former boxer Barry McGuigan.

“I got speaking to Barry and that inspired me,” he said.

“Normally I would hand over cash for charity and support them that way, but as I started up my own business I decided to give up my time by custom painting the motorbike.”

Visit the online auction here