Stephen Roche was in an Airport recently when he bumped into a cyclist from Dungarvan. As the conversation went on Roche remarked that Sean Kelly was flying on the bike, going better that he has been in years and Roche put it all down to Kellys’ training with the Dole gang in Carrick.
Whilst it is known as The Dole Gang, most do actually work but manage to be off each Wednesday to battle their way around 100k.
Here are two clips of what cycling with the Dole gang from Carrick is like. The first is an on bike commentary of the closing three kilometres where all fight for the line as if their lives depended upon it.