Recently the 2009 edition of the Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford was officially launched . This years event is part of the very successful An Post Cycle Series of 5 leisure tours throughout the country .
Sunday August 30th will see thousands of cyclists gather in Dungarvan for the event , which this year will be in aid of The Irish Cancer Society . Last year over €31,500 was raised for the National Council for the Blind and it is hoped to do even better this year .
There are of course 3 routes which cater for all levels of cyclists ;
The 50k Kelly Cruise should suit most family cyclists or first timers .
The 100k Kelly Legacy is still a regular favourite with Sean himself who can be found on this route many times throughout the year .
The 160k Kelly Comeragh Challenge is a true challenge , but still very achievable .Some spectacular scenery in The Nire Valley and Mahon Falls make it well worth the effort .
The entry fee of €10 ( under 16 ) and €20 (over 16) for the 50k event and €40 for the longer routes is very good value considering the addition this year of a high quality souvenir jersey along with plenty of food and refreshments along the way .
Online entry is now open at www.theseankellytour.com or by calling Event HQ @ 058 21104 .
We also have entry forms in the shop .
Early entry is advisable as there will be a late entry fee of an additional €10 per person for those who enter on the day .
Just think , this year as you watch Lance at the Tour surrounded by bodyguards how easy it is for us here in Ireland to get to ride with the fourth greatest cyclist of all time .