Monday 24 April 2017

Kelly leads off 100 cyclists on 600km Tour de Munster

Cycling legend Sean Kelly with Philip and Nathaniel Keohane at the start of the Tour de Munster charity cycle at City Hall in Waterford yesterday
Cycling legend Sean Kelly with Philip and Nathaniel Keohane at the start of the Tour de Munster charity cycle at City Hall in Waterford yesterday
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Tour de France legend Sean Kelly has led off more than 100 amateur cyclists on a charity tour of Munster.

The group set off on their 600km journey from Waterford and will finish in Cork on Sunday.

The cycle, which is in its 15th year, will raise funds for Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI). Pat Clarke, chief executive of DSI, said it was "delighted" to be the beneficiary.

"Seeing all the families and friends of DSI here today reminds us all why we need to keep fundraising for the fantastic and inspirational people involved in all our Munster branches," he said.

"It's vital that the money raised through the cycle goes a long way towards ensuring all our members get the best possible support."

The tour has raised €1.35m for DSI over the past six years and the organisers hope to break the €2m mark by this weekend.

Irish Independent

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