Youths Mix it with the Pros

Post date: Mar 26, 2018 10:56:19 AM

(By Shay O'Toole - Sun. 26th March 2018)

On Saturday some of our youths traveled to Athlone where they were invited to take part in a road spin organised by Planet X to mark the launch of the Holdsworth Pro Cycling team in Ireland. Holdsworth Pro Cycling is of course the new team of Lakeside Wheelers Youths coach, Damien Shaw who also rode the Des Hanlon Classic. This was Shaw’s first big race this year before he goes on to concentrate on the bigger Continental events in the coming weeks. The team received big news just last week with the announcement that Holdsworth have been invited to race the Tour of Yorkshire in May. The former An Post man’s winter training held him in good stead as he helped his teammate Sean McKenna to overall victory in this very tough 150km race. There will be more news of the Mullingar Pro rider’s progress in the coming weeks.

The youths got a great buzz from being able to take part in a road spin with professional riders while mentor Eamon Hogan had an enjoyable morning as he got chauffeur driven around in the comfort of the Holdsworh team car.