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Sean Kelly Tour of the Midlands for Special Olympics

September 30, 2018

| €35

Special Olympics Ireland offering you and your cycling friends the opportunity to cycle alongside Irish Cycling legend Sean Kelly at this year’s sixth annual “Sean Kelly Tour of the Midlands ” starting and finishing in Tullamore, Co. Offaly on September 30th 2018.

All the proceeds from the tour will go to Special Olympics Ireland, a sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities, offering year round training and competition opportunities in over 15 sports. Their vision is for every person with a learning disability to have the opportunity to participate in high quality sport and development activities in their local community, that bring life-changing experiences of increased skills, self-confidence and joy. No matter where you’re from in Ireland, you can be sure that there is a Special Olympics Club near you, atteded by athletes from your area.

As an added incentive to help riase as much funds for Special Olympics Ireland, any cyclist that raises over €100 for Special Olympics Ireland will recieve a bespoke, specially designed cycling jersey signed by Sean Kelly himself.

The Sean Kelly Tour of the Midlands in aid of Special Olympics Ireland offers three events on 30th September catering for advanced, intermediate and leisure cyclists; starting with the 120km Kelly Slieve Bloom, the 80/90km Kelly Cut and the 5km Kelly Family Spin at 11am, with all routes marshalled throughout with food and water stops throughout the route and at the finish line.

Please see below for a full breakdown of routes available.

We look forward to welcoming you on September 30th.

The Kelly Slieve Bloom Challenge 120km:

Start time: 8.15am

Registration from 7am
This route takes in two climbs in the Slieve Blooms Mountains.

Route:- Starting from the Tullamore Harriers Centre > Killeigh>Rosenallis>Clonaslee>The Cut (7.2km at 5%)>The Wolftrap (3km at 9%)>Kinnity (Food Stop in Kinnity Community Centre)>Birr> Cloghan>Boora>Blueball> Tullamore >finishing at the Tullamore Harriers Centre.

Garmin Link –

The Kelly Cut 80km/90km

Start time: 9am

Registration from 8am

This route takes in the flatter roads around the base of the Slieve Blooms, before joining with the 120km route in Kinnity.

Route:- Starting from The Tullamore Harriers Centre>Killeigh>Clonaslee>Kinnity (Food Stop in Kinnity Community Centre)>Birr>Kilcormack> Blueball>Tullamore>finishing at the Tullamore Harriers Centre.

The 90km route will follow the 120km route from the Kinnity food stop.

Garmin Link –

Family Cycle

Start time: 12pm

Registration €10 per family from 11.30am On the day.


Early bird Entry – €35 (available until August 1st)

Regular Entry – €40

Limited entries on the day Entry €50


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September 30, 2018
Event Category:


Special Olympics Ireland


Tullamore Harriers
Tullamore, Ireland