“I’ve known Máirtín Óg for over 20 years. We cycled coast to coast USA over 3,000 miles in 25 days which is no mean feat! You get the measure of a man when you do a challenge like that together, the resilience, the mindset, his energy and commitment and, above all, someone you can depend on when the going gets tough.
Since that time we enjoyed many cycles throughout Europe and the roads of Ireland, a strong friendship and understanding has been the outcome of our shared journeys. I admire his integrity and optimism.
I was delighted when he told me he was writing this book. Like his Life Coaching Career and his business, Mind Over Mountains, through all his trials and tribulations, mistakes and achievements, ups and downs, his mission is to help others and share what he has learned, providing inspiration and hope to those who read his story”.
Sean Kelly (former professional road cyclist and widely noted as one of the most successful road cyclists of all time, Sean is celebrated as one of the finest ever classics riders).
“Adversity in life is universal; it is how we react to adversity that determines the narrative.
Martín Óg has had his fair share of challenges. His big generous heart, literal and metaphorical, has seen him through. That same heart helped push, pace and cajole me over high mountains during our epic US transcontinental cycle two decades ago. And, more recently, I had the opportunity to return the favour when I saw the same heart from the inside during cardiac surgery. That inner strength will ensure that whatever challenges lie ahead , Martín Óg will prevail “.
Professor Declan Sugure (Cardiac Consultant at Mater Private Hospital and keen cyclist).