A brief description about yourself…
71 yrs old and can feel everyday of it on Ash Hill.
What made you choose Dunboyne?
Philip Cassidy and myself started a Cycleways Team and as we lived in Dunboyne registered it as Dunboyne Cycleways so it has evolved since.
How did you get into cycling?
Cycling to work on an old roadster quit football started with a new club near Duleek called White Cross Road Club 1962.
What bike do you own?
It's a Specialised Roubaix really is the nicest responsive bike I have had.
What’s your greatest cycling achievement?
Winning 1969 Ras
What’s your greatest cycling disappointment?
Never winning national champs.
Highest/ lowest point on the bike...
Knocked off by motorist whilst riding to work 1975 fractured skull missed full year. High point is when going well and in contention.
Favourite training route/ coffee stop?
Well I enjoy them all with the club but mid week mostly it's Mairtin or Tosh myself and sometimes others from our club and stop in Ratoath on Skreen trip at Centra shop.
Cycling heroes/role models?
When I started Shay O Hanlon, Ben McKenna, Sonny Cullen, Mick Creighton were guys I wanted to be as good as. In later life Kelly and Roche were just so magnificent. Graham Obree is also a special one.
How do you relax after a hard club spin?
Feet up and read the paper.
What are your goals for next year?
Keep turning the pedals.
What advice would you give for riders starting in this sport?
For young guys who want to achieve top level ... It's realistic aims like winning good races in Ireland at senior level and not to ignore education while doing so. Then give it a shot abroad.
Tell us something that we don't already know about you…
I suppose I am a sports fanatic especially GAA and still waiting for Cavan ,where I lived till 16 yrs old, to win another Sam Maguire cup.