Each photo has a wee story…feature photo of the Belgian Team transport at the P&O Tour of the North, I asked for an 8 seater from a sponsor, and this is what I got…Happy memories

The Downey’s many moons ago in Dromore
The Belgian Tomacc team at the Tour of Ulster 2015 with 3 ex graduates of the Belgian Project (Marc Potts, Angus Fyffe, and Peter Hawkins) and joined by Carlo VanDoorn (NL) and Taylor Johnstone (GB) Photo Jim Halferty
Irish U23 Nationals podium in Omagh…they became world known soon after!! (Eddie Dunbar, Ryan Mullen and Mark Downey)
Erick De Vlaeminck ( RIP) and myself watching a kermesse in Wervik….so happy I found this photo again…Erik and his brother Roger, The real Flandriens, worshipped by the Belgian cycling fans, both heroes of mine
Marc Potts winning his first kermesse in Belgium beating routinier Frederik Toortelboom, one of the best amateurs of West Flanders
National Youth Track championships at the Orangefield Track in Castlereagh Belfast (not sure what year) Some of these young faces are now established cyclists in their own rights
The Irish Elite Women’s podium at the Omagh Nationals in 2015 (Eve Mc Crystal, Siobhan Horgan and Caroline Ryan)
Ex-World Champion on the track Martyn Irvine from Newtownards and ex-club member of my club Ards CC, Martyn is now an established National Irish Team track coach) Photo David Mc Veigh BP Media
Lovely Siobhan Horgan with husband John and Cork’s number one Tim Barry (left)
The Donegal Bay connection…smiles all around
Here comes Johnny….Johnny Taylor from Carn Wheelers Maghera, well-established road and off-road rider (Photo David Mc Veigh BP Media)
Eurosport commentator and Master of ceromonies Declan Quigley getting educated info over the radio
Smiles to die for
My good friend and a big supporter of the Belgian Project, Bertie Wilkinson (West Down Wheelers) serving the famous soup at the finish. For 5 years now this club organise a sportive with proceeds donated to the project (The 100km Coastal Road Sportive in the Mourne and Katesbridge area)
Top motor marshal and bike repairman Ray Brownfield from Bangor County Down, top volunteer at Ulster’s big races