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Hi and cheers for visiting
My name is Gordon Geraghty, or just Gordo if you like.
I got into cycling in the mid 1980s as a kid when Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche, Paul Kimmage and Martin Earley (the fab four) were a big deal in The Tour de France. Being Irish, this was a big deal seeing not one, but four Irishmen winning stages, jerseys and the big prize, Le Tour itself.
"May the Road,
Rise up to Meet You"
Back in the Saddle
25 years had passed, it was time to get back
on the bike and turn my dreams into a reality.
I started getting serious about cycling about ten years ago and began a series of Charity Cycles around Europe in aid of Chernobyl Children International. It started as a bit of craic (Irish for a laugh) but once it all started to kick in, it motivated me more and more as I travelled around the continent, meeting people, connecting online and felt an amazing amount of support.
It Gave Me
Time to Reflect
"The Twix Bar
Sunrises, Sunsets, Beautiful Landscapes and The Most Incredible Experiences Need to be Shared.
Apart from the incredible people, hospitality and wonderful places that I cycled through and stayed along my routes, there was one small thing missing: I was living in a tent and eating off a gas cooker but had no one to share my experiences with.
So a light bulb flashed when I got back to Ireland and I created Braking Away Irish Cycling Tours. (In case you’re asking – Breaking Away is the best film about amateur cycling – ever.)
But Memories Last Forever
"They lived and
loved and laughed
Show your dreams to someone else
Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us.
Life is so endlessly delicious.
What I’m all about is showing you the kinds of experiences I loved on my travels on a bike – but just around the beauty of the West Coast of Ireland - and without the tents, gas lit dinners and Twix Bars. In other words, all the joy and beauty of memorable cycling tours with a bit of well-earned luxury as a reward for a sore backside.
Hail, rain or shine – I’ll take you out there and around some jaw -dropping Irish scenery, and you can eat, drink and be merry after, along with a comfy bed for the night.