On Sunday last cyclists from all over the world lined up in the shadow of the imposing Trim Castle to take on one of the toughest races in the world.
In the midst of these riders was Letterkenny's Jason Black, a man who is no stranger to challenges - both physical and mental.
Recently Jason told the Democrat about his journey through life and its challenges which culminated in conquering Everest.
Jason’s latest challenge is ‘The Race Around Ireland’ and the solo category, which Jason has entered, is aimed at serious athletes. In doing so he has put himself shoulder to shoulder with some of the toughest ultra endurance athletes in the world.
For the last week the Letterkenny man has battled with relentless mountain roads ,the unpredictable Irish weather and then there is the physical and mental challenge to keep going!
This morning (Friday) Jason and his team had left Goleen in Cork heading towards Mizen head before heading back to the finish line at Trim.
Jason is riding this race carrying a blue banner in support of the Donegal Autism family support group and is helping to create awareness of support for parents and carers of loved ones on the autism spectrum.
He’s going well and we wish him ‘flat road and a speedy spin’!