Archive for December, 2011

A humble hero !

    In 1989 Sean Kelly won one of the biggest races on the World cycling calendar , the Liege Bastogne Liege classic . Whilst the whole cycling world were congratulating him he made a call home and heard the news that a friend of his had also won a race that day . Whilst others would have passed this
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Did ya get the guns ?

  With sporting success comes a certain amount of public recognition . In Ireland a cyclist who competes on National teams representing their country will be recognised locally or sometimes further afield by those with an interest in cycling . A GAA star however , is recognised by every man , woman and child in their county . When they
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Is the World Champion really the Champion of the World ?

Seventy five-year old Tom ‘Chops’ Kiely was in the shop recently and as a lifelong cycling fan made a point to Ray that the World Champion cyclist isn’t really the World Champion . He said that a one day race isn’t any sort of way to decide who should wear the World Champions’ rainbow stripes for the following year .
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Nama Wheelers – why everyone is now a cyclist !

Cycling is a great leveler . It doesn’t matter if you are a doctor or a dolee on the bike , everyone is just a bike rider