Cycle Tour set for June 21

Jennifer Torrance, William Ward, and Benjamin and Ed Payne pictured at last year's Longford Cycle Tour. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie
Sunday, June 21, is the date set for this year’s Annual Longford Cycle Tour, which is organised as part of National Bike Week by Longford Cycling & Racing Club and Longford Sports Partnership.

Sunday, June 21, is the date set for this year’s Annual Longford Cycle Tour, which is organised as part of National Bike Week by Longford Cycling & Racing Club and Longford Sports Partnership.

The tour, which is now in its sixth year, will see cyclists from all over Ireland take part.

Tweaks have made to the tour’s route to encourage cyclists of all levels. Seasoned participants can take on the 110km challenge, a mainly flat route with just one hill, Esker, to negotiate. There is also a 55km option for those who prefer a shorter route without hills. Food stops will be located along each route and hot food will be served at the finish line.

The cycle tour will be preceded by an 11km Family Cycle along the Royal Canal from Clondra on the afternoon of Saturday, June 20, with registration taking place from 4.30pm.

A spokesperson for Longford Cycling & Racing Club said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have taken part in recent years. The participants really make this tour a fantastic success. We look forward to seeing familiar faces on the day.

“A heartfelt thank-you must go to Longford CRC’s events organising committee, Longford Sports Partnership, and the Irish Sports Council, An Garda Siochana, Civil Defence, and the HSE for their continued support of the event.”

The spokesperson added, “Longford CRC would also like to thank the sponsors that have helped to make this happen: O’Reilly & Sons, Hanlon’s Gala, and Ciaran Cox Engineering.”

The entrance fee for Longford Cycle Tour is €20. Further information about the event can be found on the Longford Cycling & Racing Club website, www.lcrc.ie, or by visiting the club’s profile page on Facebook.