An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo 2015



Last year an incredible 2,500 participants took to the roads of Sligo for the An Post Tour of Sligo, including the family fun day and the main events and 2015 promises to be even better!

This year be part of the ‘YEATS 2015’ celebrations and get on your bike on Sunday May 3, in scenic Sligo, Yeats spiritual home, and enjoy the scenery that inspired much of his work. The cycling tour will afford the people of Sligo and visitors to the county, the chance to enjoy stunning scenery ranging from majestic mountains to spectacular sea views; picturesque country scenery and rural villages from the saddle of a bike.

As part of the overall event, there are five 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.

As in previous years we are holding the 10K Hazelwood Spin for All on Saturday May 2, for those of 9yrs and over, and due to its success of the last two years, the 2km Bike Trail for those aged 6-8 years will be happening again. These will be part of the Family Fun Day which will include a BMX display, cycling acrobatics, Dr. Bike, a cycle skills challenge, music, fun activities and more. Once again for 2015 we have the 60km Lough Gill Circuit, the 100km Innisfree Tour, and the 160km Ox Mountain Challenge.

As in previous years the numbers on the main events will be capped at 2,000 cyclists, so make sure you enter early and avoid the disappointment! 

The 2015 Routes:

Saturday May 2

  • 10km Hazelwood Spin for All (9yrs+)
  • 2km Bike Trail (6-8yrs)

Sunday May 3

  • 60km Lough Gill Circuit
  • 100km Innisfree Tour
  • 160km Ox Mountain Challenge

For more information and detailed descriptions of all the routes please visit:  

Registration and Entry Fees:

Registration for the 2015 An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo can now be completed online or through postal entries, both of which can be found at the following link:

Details of entry fees are as follows:

Early Bird Late Entries
60km Lough Gill Circuit  €30 per person     €40 per person
100km Innisfree Tour  €40 per person €50 per person
160km Ox Mountain Challenge €40 per person €50 per person

Closing date for Early Bird entries is Wednesday April 22, 2015. Late entries will be accepted up to and including Tuesday April 28 but will incur a €10 late fee. Registration for the 10Km Hazelwood Spin for All (9yrs+) and 2Km Bike Trail (6-8yrs) on Saturday May 2 is on the day only and is €3 per person.

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.

Further Information

For further information and any queries relating to the An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo 2015 please contact:

An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo,
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership, 
VEC Offices,

Telephone: +353 71 91 61511


  • Cycling partners:
  • Irish Sports Council
  • Cycling Ireland
  • Supported by:
  • An Post - do more