Inistioge 24hr Cyclothon
The beautiful village of Inistioge is the place to be next weekend as an entirely new event is launched – a community cycle challenge. The "Inistioge 24hr Cyclothon" will involve two racing bikes on turbo stands situated in the Millennium Garden with 96 volunteers determined to keep the pedals moving non-stop for 24hrs from 3pm on Saturday, 30th August to 3pm the following day.
Local community and sporting organizations including hurling and camogie clubs have been issued the challenge of nominating representatives to take part as have many local businesses including shops, pubs, restaurants and many others. There is certain to be a great deal of competition between the rival organizations.
While the cyclists will be the focus of most attention, there will be a lot more going on at the same time. Over the two days the village will be a hive of activity with all the family catered for. Children's activities will include a bungee trampoline on The Square from 3pm-7pm on both days and a 35ft climbing wall from 11am-5pm on the Sunday. There will be a Barbecue on both days.
A Craft & Farmers' market will run from 10am-4pm on the Sunday and will have a very strong community representation. There are already 20 very tasteful stalls booked for and these include Essaness Music Store, Inistioge Food Company, Forest Crafts, Eamon Tobin Baskets to name but a few.
All monies raised at the event will go toward community development projects at the Cois Abhann centre. The Cois Abhann building is a fantastic facility which has had a very positive impact on the area. However, fundraising is on-going for the facility and we hope that that if we all pedal together we can make this a very successful community event.
So come and join the crowds in Inistioge next weekend for what is going to be an exciting and unique event.
The Cyclothon Team would like to thank Wheelworx Bike & Triathlon Store in Dublin for providing the fixed bikes for this event.