The feature photo is one of Caroline Ryan (Kildare-Straffan) in her heydays as an International Cyclist at the world level, she was a role model for women’s participation in cycling and someone I admired immensely. Her pilot skills in para-cycling brought medals to Ireland many times…TT & Track her specialities. Here below some photo’s of past times, I cherished. Some good friends in here, if you recognise someone please share. I have a few more photographers to finish their selection, they will be on next week before we finish the Top 15 Favs series…it was a pleasure to promote their photos, these people keep promoting the sport and especially now, we appreciate their partake. There will be also news of my bursary funding and graduate selection of the Belgian Project this weekend…a decision I reluctantly have made but this killing virus has the better of us for now!! The website keeps operating no matter what…we here to stay

Stalwards of Cycling Ulster present and past
The undisputed cycling king of Mamore Gap Donegall…Willie John Mc Laughlin….a crash ended his cycling career and is now wheelchair-bound…he is a big inspiration to us all
The Irish Para-cycling team at the UCI Celtic Chrono in Belfast
My car dressed for the occasion (Team car of the Belgian entry of the UCI Celtic Chrono in 2011 or 2012) with a friend of the family and source of advice Cormac Mc Cann (instigator to the birth of the Belgian Project)
The moto comms
Ex pro and world track champ Martyn Irvine with my grandson Matthew
An Post Ras podium in Skerries 2011
Wim Vanneste (ex sporza and WTV pilot) and police commissaire of the Flanders Fields area (Ypres) A great supporter and friend of the Belgian project since the start. Wim is also a great supporter of women’s cycling and guest soigneur for Lotto Jumbo NL at times
Flanders Fields near Wervik and the French border
My wife Maggie and David Geldhof (one of the best amateurs about at one time in Belgium) I was a follower of David when I and my wife had an estaminet in Belgium, and followed him ever since
Tommy Lamb (CU) supporting our chosen charity
The Belgians at the TOTN in 2008
One for my friends in Old Velos…this was taken in the Kempen’s Wielermuseum in Grobbendonk near Antwerp in 2013…
My wife Maggie and our friend Ann Verheye from Wervik holding a signed by Irish pro’s National Jersey donated to Suske Verhaegen’s (Classic winner and ex-pro) museum in Grobbendonk
A young Rachel Irvine (nee Mitchell) and the Mc Kiverigan sisters at the Tommy Givan Track (Orange Field Belfast)