An Post want you to Get On Your Bike!
The An Post Cycle Series, supported by An Post and the Irish Sports Council, encourages communities around the country to get on their bikes.
Whether you are a Tour De France hopeful or just like cycling for fun, the An Post Cycle Series has a route and challenge for you. Since its first year in 2009, over 56,000 people have participated in the event. The idea is to get involved at one of their five different locations which include Waterford, Sligo, Meath, Cork and Clare. An Post also wants you to apply to be one of their five Spokestars to take part in their leisure events using social media to tell your story. As a Spokestar you’ll be leading out the bunch to Become Series Cyclists. Each Spokestar wins some super prizes and full details are here. To apply to be a Spokestar, click on this Facebook page and tell them why you should be picked.
They are hoping to get families involved and there is a special 10km route especially designed for the fun cyclists. With an emphasis on fun and health, it's sure to be a great day out at each of the locations. The more serious cyclists are catered for with three different length races. The short course is 60km, the medium course is 100km and finally the long course is 160km. You might be knackered after that last one but you'll feel all the better for it, trust us.
Thankfully, you can participate at all five locations if you really want as they are all on at different times. Sligo kicks off proceedings on May 3rd and 4th, followed by Clare on June 21st. On July 26th and 27th, you can participate in the Meath leg which is followed by Waterford on August 23rd and 24th. The series concludes in Cork on Sept 13th. We're joining, are you?
For more information on the An Post cycle series, click here.