Cycle with the legendary Sean Kelly is the enticing offer from the Irish Heart Foundation as they gear up for the fourth annual Irish Heart Foundation’s Tour of the Midlands cycle on October 2, 2016.
Getting to the heart of the matter and the heart of the country, cycling enthusiasts are invited to sign up for the Tour of the Midlands on www.irishheart.ie and avail of this great opportunity to cycle with the former professional road racer.
Keen to encourage more people to get active for their hearts and join him in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Sean Kelly said: “I’m delighted to support the Irish Heart Foundation’s third Tour of the Midlands and I hope plenty of people will join me to support the work of our national heart and stroke charity.
“There is hardly a family in the country that has not been touched by heart disease and stroke and we all know someone who has been affected by it. By taking part in the Midlands Tour we can get our own hearts pumping and support those whose hearts cannot work as well. So join me on the 2nd October and don’t forget your helmet!”
One of the most successful road cyclists of the 1980s, Sean Kelly competed in 193 professional races in total with nine monument classic wins under his belt. The Irish Heart Foundation’s Tour of the Midlands with Sean Kelly offers three events on 2nd October catering for advanced, intermediate and leisure cyclists starting with the 120k Kelly Slieve Bloom at 8.15am, the 80k Kelly Cut at 9am and the 12k Kelly Family Spin at 11am.
Enda Kennedy, Events Manager with the Irish Heart Foundation offered handy tips for participants. He said: “As the saying goes, safety comes first, and all cyclists must wear a helmet for the Midlands Tour and are encouraged to wear bright colours for visibility. It’s also a good idea to wear gloves for extra grip on the handlebars. To keep your energy up alongside Sean Kelly, make sure you have a good breakfast like porridge or wholewheat cereal and bring snacks to keep you going throughout the day like fruit and nuts. A water-bottle is a must and it’s important to drink before you’re thirsty, so sip regularly throughout the cycle.”
This Irish Heart Foundation event will be fully marshalled with plenty of support along the route in case of a breakdown.
Registration for the Irish Heart Foundation’s Tour of the Midlands with Sean Kelly closes on 25th September. For more information about the event see www.irishheart.ie or email Enda firstname.lastname@example.org.