Dean’s dad Mark proud as punch for his son and Jamie as soigneur and coach for the VC Glendale Academy team after the lads produced impressive domination in the Junior National series this year

Foreword Dany B ” I know Dean since he was an underage off-road rider with X-MTB Belfast, together with his brother Lee they took most of the medals home, and start impressing me, eventually, Lee got a bursary from the project, while Dean was not eligible yet (which he now will be in 2022) Jamie lives in Donegal and didn’t notice him till this year (covid to blame for that) He just starts clocking top results this year with the Belfast team in rapid order, even at endurance Jamie shined with being part of the winning team in the Donegal Ultra 555km earlier this year. Jamie will also be in my selection pool for 2022 and both big contenders for a bursary or graduation of the project….we will soon publicise details of our plans for next year…all selections for the pool of 2020 will be eligible again (covid prevented us to proceed in 2020 &2021) We will add first and second-year juniors of next year to it who apply (registration will open January 2022) I wish them lots of success with the Dublin team, a good move to a strong U23 racing team

A sensational season on the road and after a break now back at the CX with already a podium results for Dean (2nd) last weekend in Dungannon with the elite. A young East Belfast lad with manners and oozes of talent…the future is rosy for Dean (Photo David Mc Veigh BP media)

VC Glendale told social media…We’d like to take this opportunity to announce that two of its Junior stars are leaving after a very successful year in VC Glendale colours with the backing of a hardworking academy team. The Academy’s focus is currently on recruiting more riders and coaching personnel for the 2022 season with bigger and better plans for its race program, we wish Jamie and Dean all the best for the future at their new team.

A very polite and gentle young man with bags of talent…I would describe Jamie
We feel that with the addition of several excellent riders from the junior ranks we have the perfect mix of youth, experience and talent to become a force in Irish cycling.

Latest news…entry online open for the Ulster CX league round 6 (which both lads will race next week)