If Dave Watson from Bangor County Down would had more time to concentrate on his cycling, he probably would have trebled his wins, holding a job as a construction engineer and mostly have to travel abroad to work, is not easy to combine with a sport that is so demanding. It is more a case of training while you have some spare time, just like many others with a young family and a full-time job to look after. A man of the Ras, classic winner, stage racing winner and I could go on and on. A well-spoken gentleman married to Kathryn and daddy of Thomas and Bella. Dave is also a great man for raising money for charity, especially for Down Syndrome (His son Thomas is one of the special children) and the local Children’s Heartbeat Trust from Belfast, something I have in common with Dave. With his current team Bike House from Bangor, they have raised thousands for these causes and this sums up what person he is…A well-liked man, but feared in the Irish and Ulsters pelotons. We had a chat with him 4 years ago, this just after his classic win in Ballymena when he was still an NDCC rider, the other cycling club in Bangor
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The provincial CX championships 2019 (Part 2) Results of the Munster Champs promoted by “Over The Hill CC” Co-Cork on Sunday 8th November
December 9, 2019
A welcome visitor to our parts…Michele Dalla Piazza, bike fitter for many UCI pro’s was in the Bikehouse Bangor today (Tuesday 29/10) for some fittings.
October 29, 2019
On the eve of the unvailing of the memorial plaque for Gabriel (Gaybo) Howard in Stamullen Village tomorrow (Sat 21st Oct 14:30pm) Maybe the younger ones don’t know who he was, and what he meant to the Irish Cycling Fraternity…here a interview I done in 2015 with Gaybo, who explains his life in cycling, his love for his wife Kate, and his beloved Ras…A legend we all miss very much, RIP Gaybo
October 20, 2023