Racers 2018

Profiles will be updated as and when they are received by email to donegalultra555@yahoo.com

John Mac Cormaic – Solo Rider

I am a Certified Public Accountant (Ireland), a former Ras Tailteann (best overall 11th, best stage placing 3rd, number of placings top 10, competed 3 times), Tour of Ireland (best stage placing 4th, competed 5 times) and Tour of Israel cycle stage race competitor (best stage placing 4th twice, competed once) and also raced on USA cycling circuit.
I have a MSc from UCD / IPA in Business and Finance. Served in Irish Army, 2nd Battalion, B Company for 3 years, 17yrs old to 19years of age. Cycling community games promoter. In my last year on a MA in Ethics and Corporate Governance at DCU. I have a Level 3 Irish Sign Language qualification. In total I have 3 professional qualifications and three university qualifications.

I have entered the race as I like to push myself with new challenges and maybe if I am successful gain eligibility for the longest bike race in the world i.e. RAAM

I am also entering the race to raise profile for Irish Sign Language and have it recognized as an official language in the state of Ireland. I am a level three standard Irish Sign Language communicator.

I am Irish and I live in Malahide, Dublin, with Juliet my wife and 4 children. Juliet was All Ireland Triathlete Champion and I come from a notable Irish cycling family. My children are all active in sport.



Sillan Wheelers – Two Person Team

Brendan Roe.
Brendan is a member of the Navan Road Club. He competed in the RadAm Ring 2016 in Germany as part of a 4 man team. He regularly competes in individual and 2 man Time Trials. Brendan also competes with his local Navan club as part of their summer race league series and enjoys taking part in long distance Audex challenges.
Stephen O’Halloran.
Stephen is a member of Meath based Moynalty Cycling Club and competed in the Race Around Ireland 2017 as a member of the 99er 4 man team who finished 3rd in their category. Stephen regularly competes in individual and 2 man TT events and also takes part in the NRC summer race league. He has completed many sportive events such as the Wicklow 200, Man of Sperrin and the High Kings Challenge to name but a few. A keen cyclo-cross rider, Stephen enjoys taking part in many local CX race events during the off season.
“Having competed in a number of 2 man team TT events, we felt it was time to up the stakes and the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra was an ideal challenge to fit the bill. First and foremost we hope to enjoy the tough and challenging route, complete the event safely with a favourable time and come away from the 555 Ultra with many great memories, experiences and friendship’s”.
Brendan and Stephen were in the same class in secondary school, completed their leaving certs in 1995, went off their separate ways on the journey of life. 20 years later, the pair met up again at a TT event and have formed a formidable partnership ever since.
Their team is sponsored by Sillan Coaches, Co Cavan.




Ultra Cycling 555km of Donegals Wild Atlantic Way

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