Join Stephen on the fundraising 600km Tour de Leinster for DSI

by Gazette Reporter

DOWN Syndrome Ireland’s Dublin branch is calling on Dublin cyclists to get on their bikes alongside Irish cycling legend Stephen Roche for a unique cycling tour around Leinster, all while raising much needed funds for the charity.
The annual Tour de Leinster cycle, which is now in its fourth year, takes place from Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17 and will cover 600 km across four days.
The challenge gives cyclists the chance to cycle with Irish Tour de France and Giro D’Italia legend Stephen Roche, who will cycle shoulder to shoulder with participating cyclists for the four days.
The event starts at TV3 in Ballymount, Dublin and the route traverses Leinster in a spectacular route taking in counties Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath and Louth, with some amazing scenery along the way.
Each participant will cover their own costs, so all funds raised from the Tour de Leinster event will go directly towards Down Syndrome Ireland to help support essential services in the participating Leinster branches, including its Dublin branch.
The charity is also encouraging people to come out and support the cyclists as they pass through their counties.
Speaking at the launch of Tour de Leinster 2017, Stephen said: “I am delighted to be part of this fantastic event for Down Syndrome Ireland once again.
“The Tour de Leinster is a magnificent cycling challenge, it’s so well organised and you get amazing support from people with Down syndrome and their families along the way.
“I look forward to meeting many of the friends I made last year and to a very enjoyable four days of cycling.”
For further information on the cycle, see www.downsyndrome.ie.

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