Wednesday 21 March 2018

Stephen Roche in Boyne Valley cycle

Former Tour de France winner Stephen Roche.
Former Tour de France winner Stephen Roche.

Fiona Magennis

Cycling legend Stephen Roche will be taking part in the final event of this year's 'Skoda Celtic Cycle Series' the Tour de Boyne Valley.

The event is coming to Drogheda on Sunday, September 10th where cycling enthusiasts will have a once in a lifetime chance to pedal alongside a former Tour de France winner.

Hosted by the Drogheda Wheelers Cycling Club in the historic town of Drogheda the event promises to be a fantastic challenge for all levels with over 800 cyclists expected.

There are two route options available for cyclists, the first 100km and the second 150km.

Both routes will bring cyclists along some of the best cycling roads in Louth and Meath passing through the famous Boyne Valley. Cyclists will head out the coast road first of all heading north of Drogheda through Termofeckin and the seaside summer resort of Clogherhead before heading inland.

The event passes close to some of The Boyne Valley's historic monuments which offer a great day out on the bike.

To ensure all cyclists were well looked after in advance of the cycle, Western Motors Skoda dealership in Drogheda, will be hosting a pre-event Pasta Party event on Saturday 9th September from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Participants are able to sign in for the cycle at this time, collect their goody bag and enjoy their pre-race meal.

In addition a dedicated bike mechanic will also be on site ensuring that all cyclist's bikes are in perfect order for the challenge, which has been developed for all ages and abilities with both a short and long distance option availabe for participants at all three events ranging from 70km to 160km.

Drogheda Independent