One weekend recently , a group of leisure cyclists from Cork decided to visit Dungarvan Co. Waterford for the weekend and ride parts of the route of the Sean Kelly tour . They were well organised and had even gone to the trouble of printing off the route map online . ( soon this will not be necessary as permanent route signs are due to be put in place within weeks )
The group of cyclists were enjoying their cycling and were making good use of their map until they reached the rural spaghetti junction that is Mahon Bridge . The group came to a halt at the junction and were attempting to figure out what road to follow to remain on the route and face the climb of Mahon Falls .
Luckily one of the group spotted a cyclist approaching and decided to flag him down . The thinking was that this guy must probably be a local and should know which way the route would follow .
The local cyclist , all decked out in green with An Post logos prominently displayed gladly came to a halt in order to assist his fellow cyclists .
It was only then that the group realised that the cyclist they had summoned for assistance in guiding them on the route for the Sean Kelly tour was none other than Sean Kelly himself . The fourth greatest cyclist of all time gladly pointed the group in the right direction after standing in for a few photographs and having a chat with the group .
A good weekend for the group became a great one and the legend of a humble superstar that is Sean Kelly grew once more .