05 Dec 2021

'Sarahs Cycle' for Down Syndrome Ireland

'Sarahs Cycle' for Down Syndrome Ireland

On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of February a group of leisure cyclists will gather at the Park Hotel, Clonmel to embark on a two day Mid-Winter Spin to honour the memory of beautiful Sarah Dillon who passed away suddenly in April 2014. Sarah was just 9 years old.

This cycle is organised each year as a training spin for the Annual Tour de Munster Cycle which this year takes place from the 4th to 7th August in which 150 cyclists will complete a 4 day, 640 km tour through Munster to raise vital funding for the six Munster county branches of Down Syndrome Ireland. Sarah along with her Parents Trisha McGrath and Brian Dillon have been an integral part of both events.

Paul Sheridan, organiser of Tour de Munster said that 'Sarah has touched so many of lives in a very special way it was only fitting that her beautiful memory should be honoured and remembered and therefore this cycle is dedicated to Sarah and will now be known as ‘Sarah's Cycle’.

With this in mind an open invitation has been extended to all cycling enthusiasts to join in this cycle and share the journey to honour Sarah’s memory.

So please come along and join in this cycle where day one will see cyclists go from the Park Hotel Clonmel to Kilkenny, with a choice of three routes of 100, 120 or 135km. Lunch in Kilkenny and then back to the Park Hotel. Clonmel.

Day two will take cyclists to Carrick-on-Suir, through Rathgormack and back to Clonmel in a 65km Loop, with an option to climb Seskin Hill.

Registration which begins at 9.15, is free, voluntary donations to Down Syndrome Ireland will be greatly accepted. Both stages will commence at 10am and ALL cycling enthusiasts are welcome.

All interested cyclists please check out the Down Syndrome Tipperary facebook page for further details.

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