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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Keen cyclist Colin urges riders to join in 'Tour de Leinster'

Eleven-year-old Colin Sinnott from Ferns has become a poster boy for Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) as the recruitment of riders to take part in the 'Tour de Leinster' is well underway.

The son of Eilish and Johnny Sinnott will not actually be taking part in the big event later this summer, though he is a keen cyclist.

But he hopes that there will be no shortage of volunteers ready to jump into the saddle and represent Wexford in the peloton.

The Wexford branch of DSI provided the lessons which helped to make him expert on the bike through the 'Sprocket Rocket' programme.

'We have been involved with Down Syndrome Ireland since Colin was born,' recalled Eilish Sinnott, who pointed out that the organisation also helps out with specialist computer programmes, educational courses, speech therapy and social events.

'He now loves cycling and you are pedalling your best to keep up with him – it's a great form of exercise for him.'

He attended the launch where details of the tour were announced, posing on his bike with members of Wexford football squad.

Wexford DSI is seeking to sign up ten amateur cyclists to represent the Model County in the four day fundraiser, September 18-21.

Gorey Guardian

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