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Friday, 6th September 2019

Tour de Boyne Valley 2019 attracts record entry

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Participants in the SKODA Tour de Boyne Valley heading out along the coast road at Port last Saturday. Photo: Alan Place.

ŠKODA Ireland’s three part cycling initiative, the “ŠKODA Celtic Series”, wrapped up with the ŠKODA Tour de Boyne Valley last Saturday, 31st August, in Drogheda.

The ŠKODA Celtic Series attracted 7,200 cyclists to the Wild Atlantic Way on the Tour de Connemara and the Ring of Clare in May and July respectively and closed out the season with the Tour de Boyne Valley last weekend.

The ŠKODA Celtic Series is in its seventh successful year and has developed into Ireland's premier cycling leisure event attracting overseas participants from France, Germany, USA, UK, Spain, Italy and Australia.

350 Cyclists completed the ŠKODA Celtic Cycle Series Triple Crown Challenge by participating in all three events and were rewarded with a specially commissioned framed drawing, which captured elements from all three cycles.

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Speaking after completing the Tour de Boyne Valley, ŠKODA Events and Sponsorship Manager, Ciara Breen said:

“This year’s cycling series has been a huge success. Ireland is experiencing a cycling boom and the ŠKODA Celtic Series is growing year on year with certain events selling out inside 24 hours.

“We would like to give a big thank you to all involved for making each event possible.  We have already begun the planning for ŠKODA Celtic Series 2020 with places expected to go on sale on 1st January, 2020. For participants of this year's series, registration will begin in late December 2019".

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