TULLAMORE Cycling and Touring Club officially launched its 2019 racing squad last Saturday 23rd February. At the launch, Ronan Spollen from Castle Paints Tullamore presented the team with their new kit.
Taking on the role of Directeur Sportif is Michael Scully who has huge aspirations for this team. A seasoned rider, he won his Irish Veterans league last year, riding for SmartLamp. Scully brings vast experience and determination to the squad and he will be keen to get results again this year.
TCTC had huge success in the Midland League in 2018 with a clean sweep and winning all titles. Following from this the new racing team was formed. For the upcoming season TCTC racing team will be racing regularly, locally and nationally, creating opportunity for riders to move up the ranks.The TCTC team of 15 is comprised of both novice and experienced riders; Michael Scully, Richie Wyman, Damien Dunne, Pat Donegan, Sinead Molloy, Roisin Daly, Robbie Westman, Gordon Boland, Kealan Hand, Paula Scott, Dermot Keyes, Cian Cronly, Peter Gillespie, Adrian Carroll, Michael McConigley.
Next Sunday 3rd March will mark the inaugural race for the team with the Cycleways Cup in Navan. Castle Paints are the title sponsor for the racing team and will also provide a van for transporting bikes, allowing riders and bikes to travel nationwide to races. Justin Molloy, Marketing and Design, Castle Paints has designed the new race kit in the customary green and black of Tullamore.In addition, Tullamore Cycle Centre and Buckley's Cycles have also shown fantastic support for the team in preparation for the racing season.The generosity of Castle Paints, Buckleys Cycles and Tullamore Cycle Centre is critical to the set-up and success of the team. TCTC would like to take this opportunity to genuinely thank the volunteers and sponsors backing this squad.
The announcement of the racing team is a major boost for cycling in Tullamore. Presently, there are 125 members registered with Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club, who incidentally are celebrating their 25 year anniversary this year.