Brian Dugera lives in the stunning village of Glen, Carrigart and cycling is relatively new to his life. Brian only started cycling in the last 6 months after meeting Arthur McMahon from Team Donegal Oil, when he put a call out on Facebook, asking cycling novices to contact him to see if Team Donegal Oil could put together a team of cycling novices to take part & enter the 555km cycling challenge along the scenic Donegal coast with the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race 2017.
Since then, when he thought that he had a chance of getting on the team, Brian started cycling & has taken part in some road races. Nothing too hectic or challenging, but for Brian it was just getting off the couch, getting out to do some exercise & the sense of achievement that he felt himself when he crossed the finish line encouraged him to keep cycling.
Team Donegal Oil has now provided Brian and the team, with the opportunities to gain new experiences & adventures & not only through the training schedule set out, but being part of such a well organised, encouraging & friendly team, led by Arthur McMahon has spurred him on to no end to continue to #haveago on the bike & just improve his physical & mental health.
Brian is part of a great group of cycling novices, who are all looking forward to the 555km challenge and are all training really hard. They have all said that without this opportunity they would never in a million years have reached a point in their lives to take part in this by themselves. But Arthur McMahon is confident that by 2018, they will all have their own teams and will encourage their own networks, families & friends to try cycling, running, swimming or whatever it is that will get them active & off the couch.
#teamdonegaloil are continually encouraging everyone to #haveago! Team work all the way!
Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra here they come!