SSRP hosts an annual mass participation cycling event which supported nationally by Sport Ireland. There are 5 locations involved in the Sport Ireland Cycle Series (Formally the An Post Cycle Series) – Sligo, Clare, Meath, Waterford and Cork. The aim of the event is to get people of all ages and cycling experience involved in the event with the ultimate goal of staying active through the sport of cycling.
The Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend with the Family Fun Day, Hazelwood 10K ans 2km Bike Trail on the Saturday followed by the longer events on the Sunday. The choice of distances are:
- 60k Lough Gill Circuit
- 100k Innisfree Tour
- 160k Ox Mountain Challenge
Cyclists of all ages and fitness levels representing every county in Ireland and some oversees visitors take part each year, with up to 2,500 participants involved in the event in Sligo annually. The cycling event affords the people of Sligo and visitors to the County the chance to enjoy stunning scenery ranging from majestic mountains to spectacular sea views from the saddle of a bike….so why not be part of it !
Check out the official website for all details of the event www.tourofsligo.ie