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Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross Race

Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross Race an event that I used to read about way back in the days of Eric Stone and John Atkins. I was a young cyclo-crosser from the South East competing on Saturdays and Sundays in the late seventies. The allure of that race was great but I was still a schoolboy racer so it was not to be. All these years later and my friend John was having his fiftieth birthday the day after competing in this years event. I arranged to fly over from Ireland and we drove to the event and slept in his van.  The day arrived and the race was on, all I had to do was to go to two different spots on a spare bike and give him his water and gels.

I was very impressed with the speed of some of the riders not least the winner Rob Jebb, and am inspired to maybe sign up for the race next year, if Irish men are allowed ;-) . It really is a classic event and any one who completes it should be proud of their ability, well done.

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John at the finish
John at the finish

Watch a short video I managed to put together with a few clips…

I normally take quite good photos but this time my “focus” was on John so I was looking to be where I needed to be at each spot where he had asked me to pass him his “pouch” and water bottles…

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Heidi visits Allihies

Heidi visits Allihies for a second time this year, a great visit with the kids and Sam with an evening stroll to Balydonegan beach followed by supper and a movie. Next day spent at Tranfeerla strand, canoeing, rock sculpture making and of course swimming. Finished off with a small bit of pony riding for the kids on Salvador.

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Heidi visits Allihies

Heidi visits Allihies
Digging on Balydonegan Beach
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Salvador the pony
Salvador the pony

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Sarah Walker Gallery

Sarah Walker Gallery had a great evening for Ireland’s Culture night last night. A solo exhibition by Mary Callaghan.

“Crow Head” An investigation cliffs, birds & turf thuiles.

Followed by the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra doing a set of music. Mary Callaghan also features as one of the members of the band. She had her evenings work cut out for her. I did not take any pictures of her fantastic work. Instead I bought one…

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Watch a short video of the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra here

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