Tour de Kilkenny to take place
on Saturday, August 3
Marble City Cyclers Charity cycle will raise funds for: Barretstown, Relay for Life Irish Cancer Society, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust and Camphill Communities of Ireland
Mick Galwey launched the Tour de Kilkenny that will take place on August 3, the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend. Now in its 5th year, the event has gone from strength to strength since its inception and is now seen as one of the most challenging and best run events in the country. Such has been the success of the event that the club has decided to support 3 additional charities this year. The 2013 Tour de Kilkenny will raise funds for: Barretstown, Relay for Life Irish Cancer Society, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust and Camphill Communities of Ireland. The Tour de Kilkenny is a not for profit event with all funds raised going to charity.
Launching the event Mick Galwey said:
“I am delighted to be launching the Tour de Kilkenny, an event that makes a tangible difference in the lives of so many via the charities it raises funds for. The more people that participate in and support the event, the bigger and better the event will be. The cycle is a tremendous event for the region and we hope 2013’s Tour de Kilkenny to be the biggest yet.”
Marble City Cyclers' Chairman, Gerry McGovern, said he was delighted with the participation and feedback from last year's event:
“Cycling is growing in popularity across the country so we expect a big crowd for this year’s Tour de Kilkenny. In the past four years, Tour de Kilkenny has raised almost €40,000 for Barretstown and this year we have partnered with three additional charities. Last year’s weather conditions were less than ideal but we still had over 600 cyclists taking part, in what was a challenging but positive event for all taking part. Tour de Kilkenny has 40km, 70km, 110km and 160km route options to cater for cyclists of all abilities, allowing for a great day out with family and friends. We are always looking to improve our event and have a few little extra treats planned for everyone this year including a complimentary BBQ at the finish line, we also promise to have many more souvenir event t-shirts available this year after they sold out literally in a few minutes last year.”
Online entry for the Tour de Kilkenny is now open. The event is on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend making it ideally placed to make a weekend of it in the Marble City, so why not set yourself and some friends the challenge of taking on one of our routes and then reward your hard efforts by chilling out for the rest of the weekend in the city.