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 this year promises to be even better!
The 2014 event will be held on Sunday, May 4 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; 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 3 for those of 9yrs and over, and due to it's success last year, 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 BMX displays, cycling acrobatics, Dr. Bike, a cycle skills challenge, music, fun activities and more. Once again for 2014 we have the 60km Lough Gill Circuit, the 100km Innisfree Tour, and the 160km Ox Mountain Challenge. There will be a different climb this year in the Ox Mountains so a slight change can be expected by cyclists in the 100k and 160k events.
Once again numbers on the main events will be capped at 2,000 cyclists, so make sure you enter early and avoid the disappointment!
So….Have a Go and come to Sligo, European Town of Sport 2014 – get on your bike for the An Post Tour of Sligo 2014!
IT'S HERE! and will be yours when you register for An Post Tour of Sligo 2014. With the Pink and Blue you'll be the height of fashion for the Giro d'Italia start in Ireland!
Modelling the Jersey is Laura May Lenahan, Voice of Ireland contestant representing Sligo.
The 2014 Routes:
Saturday May 3
- 10km Hazelwood Spin for All (9yrs+)
- 2km Bike Trail (6-8yrs)
Sunday May 4
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 2014 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
||€30 per person|
|100km Innisfree Tour
||€40 per person|
|160km Ox Mountain Challenge
||€40 per person|
Closing date for entries is Wednesday April 23, 2014
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 23 and up to 5pm Tuesday, April 29. However, due to the planning requirements for the 60km, 100km and 160km events, a late entry fee penalty will apply after April 23, 2014, up to and including the final date for receipt of entries of 5pm, Tuesday April 29, 2014 as follows:
- 60km Lough Gill Circuit – additional €10 per person. i.e. €40 per person
- 100km Innisfree Tour – additional €10 per person. i.e. €50 per person
- 160km Ox Mountain Challenge – additional €10 per person. i.e. €50 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 2014 please contact:
An Post Tour of Sligo,
Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership,
Telephone: +353 71 91 61511