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Lyons reflects on a career of thrills and spills

NOWADAYS Adam Lyons spends much of his time sitting behind a desk, looking under a car bonnet or shaking hands on the sale of a new (second hand ones are also available) vehicle to yet another satisfied customer of the long-established business of Lyons Bros garage in Castlederg.
 
However life wasn’t always as straightforward and structured for the affable Derg man. In fact, it was anything but.
 
For the guts of 15 years Lyons put all his energy and enthusiasm into his passion for the sport of motocross and for eight of those rode professionally and competed against some of the very best in the business.
 
After success on the home front in winning numerous Ulster and Irish Championships, the North Tyrone flier mixed it with the best of British before moving into the professional ranks for eight years and tussling with the sport’s greats on the Grand Prix circuit.
 
While Lyons had the time of his life following his dream and enjoyed more than his fair share of successes it wasn’t all plain sailing by any means. There were many highs and lows, good times and bad, and while he never looks back with any regrets he openly admits that he made a few mistakes along the way.
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