Friends and family greet Triple Crown rider Amy

Newtownabbey mayor Thomas Hogg welcomes Amy Brice home after she completed the Haute Route Triple Crown challenge.INNT 37-501-SO
Newtownabbey mayor Thomas Hogg welcomes Amy Brice home after she completed the Haute Route Triple Crown challenge.INNT 37-501-SO
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A special homecoming celebration greeted Newtownabbey cyclist Amy Brice this week after she became the the only woman to conquer Haute Route Triple Crown 2014 events, taking in the Dolomites, Alps and Pyrenees.

The energy-sapping cyclosportive challenge saw the 26-year-old ride from Venice to Biarritz via Geneva, Nice and Barcelona over a three-week period from mid-August to early September.

The three-times Cycling Ulster champion and current leader of the Women’s National League, welcomed home by family, friends, and mayor Thomas Hogg at Glengormley Presbyterian Church.

The Chain Reaction Cycles employee races competitively throughout Ireland, UK and Europe. She was named Irish Female Cyclist of the Year for 2013.

She is close to reaching her £2,500 fund-raising target for human rights organisation, International Justice Mission. Find out more at www.virginmoneygiving.com/amybrice.