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Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan among legal professionals in charity cycle for Clic Sargent

John Guerin of the Law Society and Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan get on their bikes. Picture by Presseye

NOT many people would be brave enough to tell Northern Ireland's most senior judge to get on his bike, but Sir Declan Morgan was up early to start the wheels of justice turning for a good cause.

The Lord Chief Justice took the early shift on a charity spin bike cycle outside Belfast's Royal Courts of Justice for CLIC Sargent.

He was in a team of present and retired judges who were pitting their quads against those of fellow legal eagles in between court cases on Thursday to raise money for the charity supporting children with cancer.

Fellow judges Mr Justice Mark Horner and Mr Justice Treacy also led teams.

Twenty-five teams took turns on a number of stationary spin bikes in an effort to travel the furthest distance over a set period of time, cheered on by the public (and no doubt a few felons).

In the end, `Wheels of Justice 3' claimed victory, with sources saying team leader Mr Justice Horner's heroic efforts, ably supported by coroner Joseph McCrisken and Helen Murray.

Almost £8,000 has been raised and the figure continues to rise as pledges come in from the Just Giving Page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/CLIC-A-Thon?platform=hootsuite

Law Society President John Guerin said he was "delighted that so many members of the legal profession gave their free time and energy to take part in CLIC-a-thon in support of CLIC Sargent".

"We are confident that our final total will be closer to £10,000," he added.

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