A MOY cycling club has been officially twinned with a visiting club from Italy, who were welcomed to the village during the recent Giro d’Italia celebrations.
Members of the Novesse Coppi club were hosted by local families involved with the Square Wheels CC, which organised a series of activities for the visitors over the course of their stay.
Square Wheels representatives had transformed The Square in Moy into a sea of colour to mark the momentous cycling event, which made its way through parts of Northern Ireland including Belfast, Armagh and the North Coast.
At the end of their visit to Moy, members of the Novesse Coppi club took part in a twinning ceremony with Square Wheels CC, at a dinner which was attended by local MP Michelle Gildernew, Mayor Cllr Sean McGuigan, and other political dignitaries from the area.
Dating from the 1760s, the formal rectangular market place in the centre of Moy, with lawns and horse-chestnut trees, was inspired by the square at Bosco Marengo in Lombardy, admired by the young 1st Earl of Charlemont during his tour of Europe, and Square Wheels members were keen to celebrate those international links.