Bryan Mc Crystal and Bellurgan Wheeler’s spokesman told social media “We celebrated Sean Sharkey’s life today by riding bikes smiling and laughing. It was an honour to host this event for the Sharkey family. Our cycling family really came together today in what was a very emotional but happy day remembering Sean.
It was a hugely successful day with all proceeds going towards Sean’s respite center in Lordship, the Maria Goretti Foundation. The race raised a lot of money because we had very little expense. No prize money, no chips, and the guys working at this event all waved their fees all in support of the center.
Today we raised €3’382.
Our gofundme raised -€2’881 ( still open
Aoibhinns bakery -€212.10
Total raise €6’475.10
Phenomenal! Thank you to each and everyone one of you.

NO…your eyes are not deceiving you…Eve mc Crystal (world, paralympic, track, and ex-Irish road champion) dipping her toes into the Cyclo-cross, and podium as a result for the first time ever asking!!
Full results on
All photos of David mc Veigh (BP media ) can be found on
From Under 6 to M60 participants…250+ showed up on the day
Supporting mum and dad of wee Sean at the 1st anniversary of his passing
The Elite/Junior/Master podium…all podium photos and others can be found on
The A-race winner Tim O’Regan (All Human-VeloRevolution)
Sean’s daddy Peter, the star of the B-Race
Took the opportunity to hand over a BP travel bursary to the VC Glendale Youth Academy while some of the kids and principals being present to support the event
Like the Glendale club, we also hand over a second travel bursary to TC-Racing from Meath…Tom Clogher and some of his young ladies at the presentation and hand over between races
Receiving a donation/sponsorship from County Down Club Dromara CC for 2022…very grateful for your help and support, it makes a difference
A fun day for the youngsters too…what a beautiful day we had…