For as long as I can remember my life has seemed to revolve around wheels, and two wheels in particular. My first bike was a Huffy BMX which led to a number of years as a BMX Bandit.
Then the Nissan Classic passed near my school and Sean Kelly inspired me to get a ‘Racer’. That was a Dawes Jaguar and led on to a different way of life. The freedom, camaraderie and pure exhilaration of cycling has been a way of life for me.
As someone with little natural talent I have managed to set a few goals and realise a few ambitions that would not have been possible in any other field.
These are a few of my personal highlights;
1988 – Irish Team rider at the ESCA finals in Milton Keynes.
1990 – Stage winner at the Blarney 3 Day
1999 – 2014 – Joint owner of Worldwidecycles with my best friend from school Ray Clarke
2003 – Irish Team mechanic at races such as The Circuit des Mines.
2004 – Irish Team mechanic at The Tour of Britain
2005 – 1st Second Cat rider in the FBD Ras
2007 – Wrote my first blog post
2013 – Malin to Mizen in 2 days
2014 – Set up SeanKellyCycling with my boyhood hero Sean Kelly
2015 – Climbed Tickincor and Powers the Pot 23 times in one day, to go higher than the height of Mount Everest and raised €10k for charity
2016 – Mizen to Malin 595k in 21 hours raising almost €2500 for charity
In that time I have also carried out thousands of Bike Fits and tens of thousands of bike repairs of all kinds. I have also cycled over 100,000 km.
Off the bike I have travelled pretty extensively throughout the World covering most of Europe, 44 of the 50 states of America, most of Australia and many parts in between.
My luckiest moment was meeting my wife Ciara in Australia and best moments were the births of both of our daughters Laura and Kate.
My goal with this blog has always been to entertain and inform cyclists of all abilities as much as I can. I am not a fountain of knowledge but any that I do have I am very happy to pass along. If there is anything that you would like to ask me or even if you just want to get in touch to say hello just fill out the form below and I will get back to you asap.
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