Last year an incredible 2,100 participants took to the roads of Sligo for the An Post Tour of Sligo and this year promises to be even better!
The 2013 event will be held on Sunday May 5 and it’s a chance to be active while also enjoying the spectacular scenery on offer in Sligo.
The cycling tour will afford people of Sligo and visitors to the county, the chance to enjoy stunning scenery ranging from majestic mountains to spectacular sea views and including picturesque country scenery and rural villages from the saddle of a bike.
As part of the overall event, there are four different routes of varying degrees of difficulty. Thus the tour will accommodate a wide range of cycling interests, including family cycling, the leisure cyclist and of course, seasoned/experienced cyclists.
Once again this year we are holding the 10K Hazelwood Spin for All on Saturday May 4 for 9yrs and over, and new for 2013 is a 2km Bike Trail for those aged 6-8 years. These will be part of the Family Fun Day which will include BMX displays, cycling acrobatics, Dr. Bike, a cycle skills challenge, music, fun activities and more. Once again for 2013 we have the 60km Lough Gill Circuit, the 100km Innisfree Tour, and the 160km Ox Mountain Challenge. There are a few changes to both the 100km and 160km routes this year, so some new and challenging climbs await this year's cyclists.
So….Have a Go – get on your bike for the An Post Tour of Sligo 2013!
The 2013 Routes:
Saturday May 4
- 10km Hazelwood Spin for All (9yrs+)
- 2km Bike Trail (6-8yrs)
Sunday May 5
For more information and detailed descriptions of all the routes please visit: http://www.tourofsligo.ie/
- 60km Lough Gill Circuit
- 100km Innisfree Tour
- 160km Ox Mountain Challenge
Registration and Entry Fees:
Registration for the 2013 An Post Tour of Sligo can now be completed online or through postal entries, both of which can be found at the following link: http://www.tourofsligo.ie/how-to-enter/
Details of entry fees are as follows:
|10km Hazelwood Spin for All (9yrs +)
||€3 per person|
|2km Bike Trail (6-8yrs)
||€3 per person|
|60km Lough Gill Circuit
||€25 per person|
|100km Innisfree Tour
||€35 per person|
|160km Ox Mountain Challenge
||€35 per person|
Closing date for entries is Wednesday April 24, 2013
Cycling Ireland members can avail of a 10% discount on their respective entry fee.
Membership number is to be completed on entry form and proof of membership produced at sign-on on the evening before/day of the event.
Late entries can be made after the official closing date of Wednesday April 24 and up to 5pm Tuesday April 30. However, due to the planning requirements for the 60km, 100km and 160km events, a late entry fee penalty will apply after April 24, 2013, up to and including the final date for receipt of entries of 5pm, Tuesday April 30, 2013 as follows:
- 60km Lough Gill Circuit – additional €10 per person. i.e. €35 per person
- 100km Innisfree Tour – additional €10 per person. i.e. €45 per person
- 160km Ox Mountain Challenge – additional €10 per person. i.e. €45 per person
- 10km Hazelwood Spin for All (9yrs+) and 2km Bike Trail (6-8yrs) – Cyclists can enter up to the day of the event (no penalty applies)
For further information and any queries relating to the An Post Tour of Sligo 2013 please contact:
An Post Tour of Sligo,
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership,
Telephone: +353 71 91 61511