Former Sligo GAA star Eamonn O’Hara has signed up as a special guest to take on the challenge of completing the An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo on Sunday 1st May. RTE Sunday Game analyst Eamonn is looking forward to trying his hand at cycling and the 100k Innisfree Tour will be his first challenge; “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo this year. I would encourage everyone to join me on Sunday, 1st May as the series caters for all ages and abilities and it will be a fantastic way to spend the May Bank Holiday weekend in scenic Sligo. It is an event that suits all, with five different routes of varying degrees of difficulty which will accommodate a wide range of cycling interests, including family cycling, leisure cycling and of course seasoned/experienced cyclists.”
The event is generating huge interest amongst the cycling community and with the Early Bird closing date of Wed 20th April fast approaching, cyclists are encouraged to register early and avail of the very attractive entry fee. Cycling enthusiasts from all over the country are expected to descend on Sligo on the May Bank Holiday weekend as this this popular event is the largest mass participation leisure cycling event in the North West and 2,000 cyclists of all ages and cycling experience will be on their bikes in Sligo on the May Bank holiday weekend.
The event headquarters at the Institute of Technology Sligo will be a hive of activity over the weekend commencing with the Family Fun Day on Saturday 30th April. Hundreds of families and new comers to cycling will take part in the 10K Hazelwood Spin and the 2K Bike Trail in the company of event ambassador Richie Power eight times All Ireland winning hurler for Kilkenny who recently retired and has taken up cycling. Registration for the Family Fun Day takes place on day. From early morning on Sunday 1st May participants taking part in the 160K Ox Mountain Challenge will assemble and head off on their challenge at 9am. This will be followed by cyclists on the 100K Innisfree Tour, which will set off at 10am and at 10.30am the cyclists on the 60K Lough Gill Circuit will depart.
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is the nominated charity for the event and a Monster Raffle has been organised by the charity as a fundraiser for this very worthy cause, with some fantastic prizes on offer. Raffle Books are available from the An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo Office at 07191 61511.