- About the Tour
- The Routes
- Family Fun Day
- How to Enter
The annual Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo cycle takes place this May Bank Holiday weekend commencing on Saturday 29th April with a 10K Family Spin from IT Sligo to Hazelwood between 3pm and 4pm. On Sunday 30th April over 1,500 cyclists will undertake various routes commencing from IT Sligo at 9am and returning by 5pm taking in cycling routes which navigate across Hughes Bridge to Strandhill, Ballisodare, Ballina Road towards Ladies Brae, Coolaney, Cloonacool , Tubbercurry, Ballymote, Collooney, Ballintogher and Dromahair, all on public roads. The final route section will involve both the R286 back to IT Sligo and the Newtownmanor Sligo road. Traffic delays can be expected with Garda support and route marshals to warn other roads users in advance and minimise disruption . Your co-operation is appreciated.
As part of the safety preparations for the Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo the organising committee has an Event Medical Plan and Risk Assessment Plan in place.
The Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo is delighted to have the ‘O’Hehir Foodstops’ on board for the 2017 cycle. Cyclists will experience quality food along the routes at the various foodstops and on returning back to the event headquarters at IT Sligo cyclists will be enjoy a well earned hot meal at the O’Hehirs food centre.
Samaritans Sligo has been selected as the chosen charity for this years Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo. This is a huge platform for us to raise our profile here in Sligo and nationwide. It’s also a great opportunity to raise much needed funds to keep our branch here in Sligo open. In conjunction with the Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo Samaritans Sligo has launched a monster raffle with over 30 prizes to be won. Some of these include weekend breaks in fabulous hotels, spa and meal vouchers and many many more. Tickets are €5 or 5 for €20. Raffle tickets can also be requested by cyclists from the SSRP office at 071 9161511. Also, tickets can be purchased by the general public at the Rooftop Restaurant, WB’s Coffeehouse and Specsavers Opticians. The raffle will take place on April 30th during the cycle after party.
In the build up to the Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo 2017, Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership are running a 6 week Bike for Life course for adults.
Bike for Life is a beginners / improvers cycling programme, in which a cyclist is brought through the various skills and techniques involved in cycling over an 6 week period. The focus of the programme is on learning and meeting new people, with the group cycle a prominent feature in the programme. Distance cycled will gradually increase each week with the goal of completing the 60km cycle in the Sport Ireland Tour of Sligo.
This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who would like to build their fitness or increase their confidence to cycle in groups and on the road. For further information please contact Theresa Kilgannon at Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership on 0719161511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sun 6th May 2018…Two distances 60k and 120k…
Your co-operation on the roads is greatly appreciated this weekend.
Please read important information about Sign in and events on Sunday
Each participant who registers for the 60km, 100km and 160km
The Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo is delighted to have the ‘O’Hehir Foodstops’ on board for the 2017 cycle.