19 May 2014

SKODA Tour de Conamara 2014 almost full

The 2014 SKODA Tour de Conamara is close to capacity with record numbers of participants expected to take part in this year's event. visitors are expected to arrive from all corners of Ireland as well as from a broad for the popular cycling sporting event which takes place on Saturday next 24 May and is part of a weekend of cycling activity.

This year, cyclists dressed in vintage cycling gear from the 1970s and 1980s will lead out the event, the first of its kind in Ireland. The cycle will take in 140 kms.

SKODA's Galway dealership, Monaghan & Sons will host a pre Tour event on Friday, 23rd May in the dealership on the Tuam Road. Participants will be able to register in the showroom from 5pm o Friday and will also be able to enjoy a 'pasta party' in the showroom where pasta will be served to ensure the riders are well fed for the next day's cycle.

Local DJ, Killian MacDonald will be kicking things off in the dealership from 5pm with a Cycling Ireland representative hosting seminar on nutrition, training and cycling in general. Those taking part are encouraged to bring their bikes to the event for some fine tuning as local bike mechanics will also be present.

For further information, go to www.SKODA.ie or on www.facebook.com/SKODAIreland.

Pictured at the launch of this year Tour de Conamara were Leo Monaghan, dealer principal of Monaghan & Sons; Joe Monaghan; Raymond Leddy of SKODA Ireland and Mark O'Connell, representing event partners W2.