Some great people I met, some great youngsters seeing growing up, some friends we lost
Now racing international you recognise them?
David Montgomery last outing with this helmet…didn’t reach UCI standards and had to be changed, I was there when it happened
Now that is some talent in one picture…with an 18 times elite CX Irish Champion leading out
Glenn Kinning before CX took a grip …
Stan Stewart left (Father of Daniel who was a graduate of the BP) with Cormac Mc Cann
Cormac was the instigator of founding the Belgian Project and has been my point of advice over the last 11 years, he is also one of the top coaches here in Ireland and ex-Olympian
. His pedigree as a cyclist was just awesome!
One of my first bursary holders of the Belgian Project…Shenna Mc Kiverigan…Ex multiple Irish Champion at different disciplines, now a firefighter and has her own sports massage company
Gary Wilson, a prolific ex-international rider and winner of classics in Ireland talking to the man himself Jack Watson MBE ( Honorary Secretary CI, Ex chairman CI and UCI comm) Gary now a top masseur
The backbone of Ulster Cycling, a couple who has inspired me and supported me since the start of the project…Marian and Tommy Lamb (CU executives)
One of the most talented youngsters then and still now…Triple Irish Champion Darnell Moore 2018 and Darnell has not finished yet!!
Roger Aiken…Irish CX Champ, stage winner Ras and international rider…have great respect for this Banbridge fellow
Some good friends from Maghera
Martin Grimley (Chief Comm CX and MTB UCI Comm) talking to David Montgomery and ex-pro Ronan Mc Laughlin. Since Martin took over the CU CX league a few years ago, it has grown five folded and now a very pro looking series with regularly over 300 entries each round
So Happy I met this young fellow…Marc Heaney is one of the billboards of the Belgian Project and has promoted us with great results here and abroad over the last 5 years…Lives during the road season in Belgium and races regularly in the pro kermesse’s, and top amateur league in Belgium (UCI 1.12) with his Asfra-Flanders Team
It goes you well Frank…greatly missed at the races RIP
Gullegem Koerse 2009 or 2010 ( Biggest Pro Kermesse in West Flanders) with Belgian Project guest team Decock-Capino, joined by Peter Hawkins and Ronan Mc Laughlin
Cycling Ulster track team of the past…One of the lads became World Champion (Martyn Irvine)
Seen here with Wim Vanneste (ex sporza TV and Focus TV motorbike pilot) who is still a great supporter of the project…Wim is now a commissaire-judge in Belgium and in his professional life a Commissaris of Police in the Ypres Area.