Stephen Spratt

My Gerard Experience

Early on in my racing career I learned that a top-quality bike was critical to my success. If I was still racing, I’d definitely do it on a Gerard.

From the first race I won as a Junior, I specialized in stage racing. There’s no doubt in my mind that my Gerard Force 90 would have given me everything I’d need for a grueling nine-day race. It’s stiff on the climbs, so every watt goes into moving you forward. And it’s smooth-rolling on the flats when you need to hammer it home. Now I ride for exercise and because I still love it and I can’t say enough about my Gerard.

Back from a training ride in sunny Thailand.

About Stephen


Dungarvan, Ireland


Pattaya, Thailand



Claims to Fame

1986, 1992Champion—GC (General Category) Nine-day FBD Milk Rás (Tailteann), Ireland
1992Champion—Tour de Hokkaido, Japan
1990Champion—Irish National Track Championships (Points Race)
1987KOM jersey—Nine-day FBD Milk Rás (Tailteann), Ireland
1984Champion—Irish National Track Championships (Pursuit Race)

Pro Team(s)

  • 1985-1992: Irish National Team
  • 1988: Seoul Olympics—TTT (Team Time Trial)

Current Gerard Cycles Bike

Force 90

Off the Bike Obsession

Eating out with family

My Links

Murphy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

1987 FBD Milk Rás (Tailteann)

Holding on to the pink KOM jersey.

1986 FBD Milk Rás (Tailteann)

Accepting the George Plant Memorial Trophy as GC Champion.

1992 Nissan International Classic (Tour of Ireland)

Climbing the “wall” of St. Patrick’s Hill, Cork City with the Irish National Team.

Off the Bike

As a big athletic supporter, there’s always some sort of sport on at my establishment—Murphy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Pattaya, Thailand.

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