More than 500 cyclists expected to take part in the Annual Martin Earley Tour of Kildare on Sunday

Raising vital funds for the Marie Keating Foundation

Kim O'Leary

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MARTIN EARLEY TOUR OF KILDARE (21)

Participants at a previous event

Marking its 18th year, the Martin Earley Tour of Kildare will see more then 500 cyclists take to the roads, this Sunday 11 August, to enjoy a great day out while raising vital funds for the Marie Keating Foundation.

The annual event, which attracts cyclists from all over Ireland and beyond, has tours for everyone including routes of 110k, 65k and a family tour.

Arguably one of the standout events in the Cycling Ireland calendar, the event is led by Tour de France and Giro d’Italia stage winner Martin Earley.

The Marie Keating Foundation helps men and women prevent cancer, detect it at its earliest stages and also supports them on their journey through their cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

The Marie Keating Foundation also offers free cancer services including a special ‘Comfort Fund’, designed to provide financial help for people who are receiving treatment for cancer and who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result, and Survive & Thrive programmes, with free seminars and courses running nationwide.

Participants can register online at https://www.mariekeating.ie/ events/martin-earley-tour-of- kildare-2019-2/

Cyclists can register on Sunday morning from 8am at the Naas Court Hotel. Every participant will receive a medal and certificate at the finish line.

Entry fee for the Tour of Kildare is €25 for 110km and 65km routes.*

Some of the great features of the Tour of Kildare include:

Free tea, coffee and feed stations on all routes
Marshalled routes to ensure a safe, fun atmosphere
Medical support on all routes
Controlled start and finish areas
Lead and support vehicles on all routes
Fully signposted and road-marked routes
Hot showers and changing facilities
Complimentary BBQ at the finish line

The event is held in conjunction with Naas Cycling Club and kindly supported by the , Eurocycles, The Naas Court Hotel, Fyffes, Brodericks, Haribo, Butlers Chocolates, Avonmore, Harley Davidson, Gaelic Chapter, CAMI’s, Kildare Civil Defence, Kildare Co. Council, Eir, Clane GAA and An Garda Siochana.