On Saturday, August 5, Slaney Cycling Club will hold the third circuit of Wexford cycle tour in aid of the Wexford Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (WSPCA). The event will start at 10.00am from the Wexford Rugby Club, Park, Wexford where ample car parking is provided. This is a new start point and due to roadworks can only be approached from the N11/Ferrycarrig Bridge and will be signposted.
The ride will be at a controlled touring pace with a short stop to regroup if necessary in Enniscorthy and a longer stop for refreshments at the Boat Club in New Ross. The tour will finish back at the rugby club at about 2.30pm.
The event is open to experienced cyclists who wish to complete the whole course or recreational cyclists who may just want to ride a single leg of the cycle. The route is from Wexford to Enniscorthy along the N11, to New Ross along the quieter Rathnure/Ballywilliam road and from New Ross to Wexford along the N25. In contrast to the Mount Leinster Challenge cyclo sportif in May, this route is mainly flat with some rolling roads but no nasty climbs.
The entry fee is 20 Euros which riders can pay themselves on the day or by collecting sponsorship. A sponsorship card is available and riders are encouraged to collect as much as possible for this worthy cause.