V06-banner Niall

 

Nicknamed by an old Hurling Manager due to my not so slim frame.

 

I hail from Loughgiel, North Antrim, Ireland.

 

I took up cycling in 2009 at 38 years of age to lose some weight, it worked!

 

I began racing in 2010 to satisfy my competitive streak and have had the privilege this year to complete Ireland's Premier 8 Day Stage race,

 

The An Post Ras and the National Road Race Championships, all of this after a near death experience with blood clots in 2014!

 

I met the Amigos in July 2015 via their Amigos del Ciclismo website.

 

It was perfect to where we were staying in Quesada and I was immediately struck by their welcome on a very well organised club run.

 

David Garside loaned me a great wee Dawes bike which was a pleasure to ride.

 

The Amigo's invited my wife Anne Marie and I to their evening dinner and we had a great night's crack which included telling tall tales and some good old fashion Irish banter, especially from that Dublin fella!

 

We look forward to meeting up in 2016.

Niall 'Chunky' O'Hagan

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