ŠKODA Ireland are delighted to announce that Irish cycling legend Stephen Roche will be taking part in the final event of this year’s ‘ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series’, the Tour de Boyne Valley. The event is coming to Drogheda on Sunday 10th September where cycling enthusiasts will have a once in a lifetime chance to pedal alongside a former Tour de France winner.
Hosted by the Drogheda Wheelers Cycling Club in the historic town of Drogheda the event promises to be a fantastic challenge for all levels with over 800 cyclists expected. There are two route options available for cyclists, the first 100km and the second 150km. Both routes will bring cyclists along some of the best cycling roads in Louth and Meath passing through the famous Boyne Valley. Cyclists will head out the coast road first of all heading north of Drogheda through Termofeckin and the seaside summer resort of Clogherhead before heading inland. The event passes close to some of The Boyne Valley’s historic monuments which offer a great day out on the bike.
To ensure all cyclists were well looked after in advance of the cycle, Western Motors ŠKODA dealership in Drogheda, will be hosting a pre-event Pasta Party event on Saturday 9th September from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Participants are able to sign in for the cycle at this time, collect their goody bag and enjoy their pre-race meal. In addition a dedicated bike mechanic will also be on site ensuring that all cyclist’s bikes are in perfect order for the challenge. Participants can also avail of discounted ŠKODA cycling merchandise.
Speaking about the event, Simon Mc Cormack, Dealer Principal of Western Motors said, “We are delighted that this event will round off another successful ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series and what better way to end than having Ireland’s greatest cyclist join the ranks! The North East possess some great routes for cyclists and we hope all participants will enjoy the challenge. We also welcome all cyclists to Western Motors on Saturday 9th September to get their pre-race meal and ensure their bikes are in perfect working order. All of us here at Western Motors would like to wish all the cyclists the very best of luck.”
The ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series will see over 5,000 cyclists take part in three different events this year. The series kicked off with the popular Tour de Conamara in May which will be followed up by the Ring of Clare at the end of July.
The ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series has been developed for all ages and abilities with both a short and long distance option available for participant’s at all three events ranging from 70km to 160km making the series perfect for mixed groups. Along with that it is a fantastic social occasion with a great atmosphere that is not be missed if you’re a keen cyclist.
ŠKODA will also have you looking the part with a top quality high performance cycling kit available to purchase at all events throughout the summer as well as ŠKODA dealerships nationwide!
Further information and registration details can be found at www.celticseries.ie or check out ŠKODA’s We Love Cycling Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WeLoveCyclingIRL.