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Cyclists hit the road to raise cash for charity

A MAJOR charity cycle event will take place around the hills of Wicklow this weekend.

The Skoda Cycle series 2014 continues this week with the Tour of Wicklow Sportive.

The Wicklow event is in aid of Bray Cancer Support Centre and will take place on Saturday, April 12, kicking off at Bray Emmets GAA Club from 10.30am.

On Friday evening from 7.30-9pm there will be a Pasta & Power Up event to prepare for the challenge at Skoda's South Dublin dealership in Sandyford.

This is an opportunity for last minute riders to register and get a carb fix to power them through the following day's cycle.

Participants will be able to choose between two routes, a 60km or 110km track of stunning scenery through the garden of Ireland.


The Tour of Wicklow Sportive is the second event of the inaugural Skoda Cycle Series 2014 organised by INM Regionals, who have put together a series of seven cycle sportives around Ireland taking place between April and September.

Speaking ahead of the event Alan Moore, of Skoda, said they were "delighted to be involved" in the series.

Skoda has a strong relationship with cycling as the official partner of the Tour de France for over a decade.

All proceeds from the Tour of Wicklow will go to Bray Cancer Support Centre's services in Wicklow & South Dublin.

The event is still open to registrations.

For more information visit www.fitmagazine.ie/events