It is with great pride in our club that I sit to write this article and proudly present AJ Murphy's Midleton cycling and triathlon club's Irish Hill climbing National champions jersey for 2016.
We have many great racers in our club, but we lose many of them to others teams and it has always been great to see AJ winning races in Mctc colours, So with that in mind it is even better to see him a Mctc National champs jersey.
Jersey is supplied as with our other kit by Velo revolution and is a fantastic clean twist on the Champions jersey and it certainly stands out from the crowd.
Aj is relatively new to cycling but has had success that many of us in our hobby sport could only dream of. Aj's success it is clear to see is from a desire to work harder than anyone one else and put time in on the bike, he is a class act and a great representative of Mctc so its great to see him carrying our name on his champions jersey.
I had the pleasure of talking to Aj soon after the winning of this event and although the result was soured by the mix up that took place on the day it was clear to me how happy he was to win this event, giving him a real justification for the hours and hours of time he has spent in making himself the beast of a cyclist he is today.
It is clear also that this jersey carry's real meaning to Aj and MCTC is delighted to have this jersey made and for Aj to wear it, We know he will do the jersey proud.
"This jersey has taught me to believe that anything is possible" Aj Murphy
So with one champion getting ready to be kitted out another club member and also National champion has already taken delivery of his new jersey for 2016.
Velo Revolution founder Aidan Crowley debuted his own Champions jersey this weekend whilst riding for his Strata3/VeloRevolution Works Team at the Rás Luimní 2016.
Great to have two members in national colours in 2016