Siobhán O'Connor recently completed the gruelling 170km Paris-Roubaix 2014 ride - about 60km shorter than the pro race, but she did all 55km of the same cobbled sectors as the pros. She described herself as 'pretty battered after the day, the cobbles are nothing like the smooth ones of Flanders! We didn't have any punctures, mechanicals, crashes, falls or anything which was great. The only "injury"was a lot of blisters and friction burns on the hands!'

Cycling with her, and in a couple of the photos, was her loyal domestique - Mick Dempsey from our neighbours St. Tiernan's CC!