On Saturday next February 18 at 10am sharp, a group of up to 50 ”Tour de Munster“ cyclists will leave the Park hotel, Clonmel and embark on a mid winter cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford branches. Day one takes them to Kilkenny and back to Clonmel and day two will see them go from Clonmel to Carrrick-on-Suir home of the legendary Sean Kelly, who is an integral part of the Tour de Munster Team, and back to Clonmel.
This Mid Winter cycle is a pre-cursor of the annual, 4-day, 640km ”Tour de Munster” fundraiser which takes place from August 9-12 this year. The Munster counties of Down Syndrome Ireland are so thankful to be the chosen beneficiary of this wonderful event for the third year running. (www.tourdemunster.com)
Down Syndrome Ireland is a voluntary organisation, and its main objective is to ensure that each individual has the opportunity to develop to his/her full potential. The services provided include Speech and Language therapy, occupational therapy, educational and medical advisory expertise and counselling services. This all takes funding and through the great work of the Tour de Munster cyclists more people with Down Syndrome will be helped in a practical way.
So please support your local branch, Down Syndrome Tipperary and give generously to this wonderful event as volunteers take to the streets of Clonmel over the weekend and please show your support for these wonderful cyclists as they make their way through our towns.