Richard James Mecredy (1861-1924) or 'Arjay' was a pioneer of cycling in Ireland at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries.
A competitive cyclist and tricyclist in his early days who won many races at home and in Britain.
In 1890 he won all four English cycling championships.
1904 'MECREDY, R. J., B.A., 2, Dame Court, Dublin. Car: Siddeley Is the editor of Motor News, and an enthusiastic touring motorist. Is Hon. Sec. of the Irish Automobile Club. Hobby: Fishing.'
1924 Obituary . Died aged 63 years and leaves wife and five children.