The Belfast cycling community has lost a dear friend, our thoughts are with his family, his club and friends (Photo David Mc Veigh BP Media)

On behalf of the Belgian Project, we sent our deepest sympathies to Jimmy’s wife Rosie, sons Jim, Colm, Paul (Toby), Chris, Lawrence and daughters Sharon and Fiona, his grandchildren, and the whole Watson family circle. I knew Jimmy through his racing sons and club VC Glendale, and when talking to him he always had something nice to say, the passion of the sport clearly seen in his eyes, his family was his world, till we meet again Jimmy (Feature photo courtesy of Fotozone Armagh)

Jimmy with his wife Rosie, daughters and sons in happier times (Photo from Toby’s social media)

His son Toby told social media “James Watson “Jimmy” will be laid to rest on Friday 19th June, service at the family home 2 Ladybrook Drive at 11 am we invite friends and family to gather in the street for a small service in the front garden and if everyone could adhere to social distance rules. The family home will be open from Wednesday, and we will invite 2 at a time into the house to pay your respects, we ask to enter the house at the front and exit at the back. These are difficult times and we thank you all for your kind words”

Jimmy’s beloved club VC Glendale from West Belfast (Photo BP Media)
His passion, his club’s tribute (Photo Toby)