Monday 20 October 2014

Tour de France hero Stephen Roche urges cyclists to go loopy for charity

Published 03/07/2014 | 02:30

Peter Jackson of Aryzta Food Solutions with (centre) Stephen Roche and Johnny Doyle are in the Leinster Loop challenge

CYCLING legend Stephen Roche and GAA star Johnny Doyle are urging cyclists to get on their bikes next month to raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

Roche, who won the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 1987 and Kildare GAA star Doyle officially launched the 2014 Leinster Loop Cycle.

It takes place on Sunday August 17 to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) in Galway and St Laurence's Community complex in Co Kildare.

The annual charity cycle, now in its fifth year, spans four routes in counties Kildare, Laois, Kilkenny and Carlow with varying levels of difficulty to accommodate all ages.

Mr Roche, who will be taking part, said: "It offers both seasoned and leisurely cyclists an opportunity to hop on their bikes, see beautiful parts of the country, and raise vital funds for these two very worthy causes."

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