The first ever Sean Kelly Classic Leisure Tour of Tipperary takes place on June 12th of this year, starting and finishing in Sean’s home town of Carrick on Suir . It also coincides with the launch of National bike week 2016.
With a choice of two routes, 50k and 115k, through some of the most picturesque countryside that the Premier county has to offer, the event promises to be a superb experience for all who take part in the company of the former World Number One cyclist.
The gentle rolling roads, without any major climbs, make the routes very manageable for cyclists of all abilities, from absolute beginners to the more experienced who want to cycle on the same roads that Sean trained on throughout his very successful career. There is a minimum age limit of sixteen for all participants on both distances.
Slievenamon Cycling club are delighted to have the honor of hosting the event with the support and assistance of Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Sports Partnership, Super Valu Carrick on Suir, Sean Kelly Bikewear and Carrick Print, along with local clubs Clonmel Cycling Club, Worldwidecycles Clonmel, Rock Pedallers Cashel and Panduit Carrick Wheelers.
The sponsorship that helps make an event like this possible has generously been provided by Skoda, Kellogs, Medite, Carrick on Suir Business Association, James Coleman of Mill River Business Park, Ryan Motor Power, Suirway Farm Machinery, Maher Plant, BH Bikes, O’K Cycles and Sports, Clonmel Oil, Kiely Gaule and River Rock Water.
Online entry is now open at seankellyclassic.com. With a limit of just 500 participants spaces are filling up very quickly, so be sure to enter as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment. It might just be the best €20 that you will spend all year.
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