posted 14th June 2017
Brendan Lynch is celebrating his 80th birthday by cycling his old
7-mile school route from Toomevara to Nenagh at 10.30am, Sat June 24th.
The 14-mile round trip stood him in good stead and started racing and
represented Tipp a few times. Biggest win was 1956 Phoenix Park Cooper
Cup 100k from Cecil Donoghue and Frankie Baird.
He is also a author and just finished his eight book. One of his first was
‘Triumph of the Red Devil’, about 1903 irish Gordon Bennett motor
race, which revealed that many of the early racers had first served
their time on two wheels!
He is hoping a few current or former racing cyclists will
come along and give him support on the 24th and pedal a few miles with him.
Brendan can be contacted on email  brendanlynch20@yahoo.ie
A few photos / articles of his accolades from the 1950’s
1955 Tipperary Ras Tailteann team, Seamus Healy (Carrick on Suir) centre
Older man at back is team selector, Clonmel army quartermaster Billy Hyland, who kept cycling going in south Tipperary – and without whom there would have been no Sean Kelly…
I wonder if Micky is still around, also Dubliner Mick Finnegan whom I raced against?
And would any readers have photo of July 1956 Cooper Cup 100K in Phoenix Park?
Many thanks Brendan Lynch
One shows Micky Slattery and myself (Brendan) (right) in a 1955 Clonmel dead heat.