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Get on your bike and get a push from your Facebook fans………..
An Post Cycle Series 2014 is looking for five Spokestars to take part in our leisure events using social media to tell your story. As a Spokestar you’ll be leading out the bunch to Become Series Cyclists…
How to enter:
From March you can enter your details on facebook.com/AnPostCycling, select the events you intend to cycle? Then tell us why you want to be a Spokestar?!
Loads more prizes to be won
Everyone who enters our Spokestars competition can win ‘Series Cyclist’ gifts so you can still turn up at your chosen event in style, with an ‘I’m a Series Cyclist’, cap, water bottle or €20 One4all gift Card as spending money.
Keep up to date with all the news on the cycle series at AnPost.ie
Niall Breslin, better known as Bressie, popular singer/ song writer and television personality on the ‘Voice of Ireland’ was announced as the ambassador for the An Post Tour of Sligo 2014 at the recently held national launch for An Post Cycle Series. The cycle Series commences with the Sligo Tour on the May Bank Holiday weekend with four other events taking place over the summer months in Clare, Meath, Waterford and Cork.
Bressie who is a keen cyclist and a regular participant in triathlons is looking forward to taking part in the Sligo Tour stating “I am delighted to be on board as ambassador for An Post Tour of Sligo. I have cycled in Sligo before and the scenery was spectacular so I am looking forward to being back in Sligo on the bike in May”. He added “This will be my final big training event in the build up to my preparation for an ironman triathlon in Austria later in May and I have heard it is a challenging route so that will be a good test”. With the An Post Tour of Sligo having events to cater for everybody from families to serious amateurs including 10K, 60K, 100K and 160K, Sligo ambassador Bressie encouraged people to join him on the starting line in Sligo on the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Last year an incredible 2,500 participants took to the roads of Sligo for the An Post Tour of Sligo 2013, including the family fun day and the main events, and this year promises to be even better with Special Olympics Connacht involved as the 2014 charity.
This is the sixth year of An Post Cycle Series, and almost 50,000 people have saddled up since the very first event took place in Sligo in May 2009. 16,500 people got on their bikes in 2013, a 300% increase on the numbers who took part that first year. The 2014 An Post Cycle Series gets underway on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May with the An Post Tour of Sligo. This will be followed by the An Post Tour De Burren in Clare on Saturday, 21st June, while the An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour will take place on Satruday and Sunday, 26th/27th July. The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday, 24th August and finally the An Post Rebel Tour of Cork will be on Saturday, 13th September. Each county’s event is organised by the Irish Sports Council’s Local Sports Partnerships in conjunction with their city, county and cycling club partners.
Over one hundred people representing all sectors of the community were in attendance at the recent launch of the An Post Tour of Sligo 2014 by John Treacy Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council. In addressing the audience John stated “This event is for everybody, all ages and all fitness levels, and is all about encouraging people to get active through cycling and developing habits of regular exercise which will ultimately lead to enhanced quality of life”. Read more →
We are delighted to announce that Special Olympics Connaught is the chosen charity for 2014. A sponsorship card will be issued to all entrants and while it is optional for cyclists to raise money it is hoped that most people will support this worthy fundraiser.
Special Olympics Connaught provides year round sports training and competition for over 1,400 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Longford and Westmeath through our 80 Clubs. Over 30 sports competitions and development days are held annually in all sports.
Your contribution will go towards the cost of sending 228 athletes from this region to this summer’s Special Olympics Ireland Games held in limerick 12th -15th June. 1,500 athletes from the 4 corners of Ireland will participate in the 3day residential Games, in 13 sports competitions. From these Games, a team will be selected to represent Ireland at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Los Angeles. Read more →
Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to assist with the An Post Tour of Sligo Cycle on Sunday 4th May 2014.
Volunteer roles include marshaling along the cycling route/ IT Sligo and administration duties at the IT, Sligo.
If you would like to volunteer and be part of the 2014 team who will welcome 2000 cyclists to scenic County Sligo please contact: Shane Hayes on 071 9161511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2013 the cyclists were particularly complementary of the welcoming and friendly marshals and the major role they played in the success of the event. This was summed up in the feedback from one participant who stated: “Brilliantly organised and supported by the volunteers at all posts, the Garda cover at junctions and the support of locals on the route make this a great event to be a part of. Thank you” while another comment highlighted the role of the volunteers “Very enjoyable experience and fantastic to see so many participants. Very well organised and credit to all the volunteers and voluntary organisations that assisted on the day”.
Sat 4th May:
Sign on for the 10k and 2k is 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Both events start at 3.00pm
Sat 4th May:
5.00pm to 7.00pm for all Sunday events, 60k , 100k and 160k
Sunday 5th May:
Sign on times per event are as follows:
Check this out courtesy of Black Umbrella Productions…
Click here to read an article from Bressie on Why he got into cycling.
An Post Cycle Series 2014 is looking for five Spokestars……
What do Bressie, Paul Galvin, Matt Cooper, PJ Gallagher and Marian Heffernan have in common? They’ve all committed to getting back on their bikes this summer and becoming Series Cyclists for the 2014 An Post Cycle Series.
Over one hundred people representing all sectors of the community were in attendance at the recent launch of the An Post Tour of Sligo 2014
Thursday 6th February 2014 at 7.30pm at The Glasshouse Hotel Sligo