Voted Cycling Ireland's Best Leisure Event 2016, the Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford celebrated 10 years in 2016 with over 6,000 riders taking part across the four routes.
The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford is part the Sport Ireland Series of five cycling events throughout Ireland in 2017. The series, a joint initiative between Sport Ireland and five Local Sports Partnerships, encourages people of all fitness levels to get physically active by getting on their bikes across the country between May and September. The other events in the Sport Ireland Cycle Series will take place throughout the summer in Sligo, Clare, Meath and Cork.
The 2017 Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford will be heldSaturday 19th and Sunday 20th August.
Please note that for health and safety reasons and to ensure the enjoyment of all participants, this year's Sunday events will once again be limited to 5,000 participants.
There are four different routes of varying degrees of difficulty:
The Kelly Spin is a family event open to all. Over 1,500 cyclists of all ages took part in the 2016 Kelly Spin. This event takes place in Dungarvan, largely on a scenic cycle track taking in Abbeyside, Clonea and the Gold Coast.
The 50km Kelly Cruise is a gentle tester for those who spend a good bit of time in the saddle.
For those, however, who are not regular cyclists, this a really good test, and particularly suitable for family participants. 50km participant limit - 1,500 riders.
The 100km Kelly Heritage Route is ideal for the touring cyclists. This stunning route takes in the wonderful scenery along the River Blackwater through Cappoquin, Lismore, Tallow and Knockanore and skirts the coast through Ardmore and An Rinn. 100k participant limit - 1900 riders.
The 160km Kelly Challenge Route is the tough, tough, part of the tour and not for the faint
hearted. It includes tough climbs and is suitable for more experienced touring cyclists or those that have taken part in the 100k in previous years. 160km participant limit - 1,600 riders.
The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford is about participation, fun and sporting challenge. But, it is also part of a bigger overall objective to make County Waterford an extremely cycle-friendly place, firstly, for visitors to the County, whether from home or abroad, but also for our own community. We want everybody to have the opportunity of realising the beauties and benefits of cycling, whilst also experiencing the hospitality and breathtaking scenery of County Waterford.
Registration and Further Information:
ONLINE ENTRY WILL OPEN MID-MARCH 2017
For more information on the event and for details on fees and how to register please visit www.theseankellytour.com or contact 0761 102104.
Cycling Ireland members can avail of a 10% discount on the entry fee. Cycling Ireland Membership number to be completed on entry form (this will be verified with Cycling Ireland).
The closing date for entries is Wednesday 9th August 2017 or as soon as the participant limit per route is reached ....whichever comes first!