Celebrity OT star, Chris McElligott and local cycling legend PJ Nolan have joined forces to become this year`s local ambassadors for the 9th Meath Heritage Cycle tour. Chris who is an amputee and avid footballer, has taken up hand cycling and hopes to lead out the family spin as part of the cycle tour.
PJ – one of the legends of not only cycling in Meath but cycling in Ireland now represents Cycling Ireland on the Olympic Council of Ireland. Between juggling a busy schedule, PJ is also in training to take part in the 100k Royal Tour event.
The 9th Meath Heritage Cycle tour (formerly An Post) is now part of the Sport Ireland cycle series and is organised by Meath Local Sports Partnership in association with the Sport Ireland. The tour will take place over the weekend of July 29th & 30th. The historic town of Trim will play host to the start and finish area under the watchful eye of St John`s Castle – an impressive setting for a most memorable event.
Those wishing to register can do so online at www.meathsports.ie. Early bird entry prices apply up until the 20th July.
The organisers anticipate in excess of 3500 cyclists will descend on Trim for this weekend. The Meath Heritage Cycle tour is made up of 4 distances: 11k Family Spin; 50k Tara Loop; 100k Royal Tour & 160k Royal Challenge. The 11k Family spin takes place on Sat 29th with the other 3 distances taking place on Sunday 30th. So whether you are an avid cyclist or just dusting down the bike for the first time this year, there is a distance to suit your ability!
Details of maps with elevation, food and water stops are available to download from the website. Those using smart or iphones will be able to download the maps to their phones – ensuring that they remain on route.
Anyone wishing to avail of the early bird price or require further information should check out www.meathsports.ie or contact 046 9067337.