Manor West welcomes Annual Tour de Munster to Tralee

Manor West welcomes Annual Tour de Munster to Tralee

27 July 2018

Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park will welcome over 100 cyclists from the 18th Annual ‘Tour de Munster’ charity cycle to Tralee on Friday, 10th August from 2pm-6pm.

The four day cycle takes place from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August and will see cycling legend Sean Kelly and over 100 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km around the six counties of Munster, raising funds for Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) and individual beneficiaries.

This will be the second year the tour has used Manor West as its stop off point in Tralee, and Manor West and the DSI Kerry branch have planned a range of fun activities for the afternoon including samba drummers, zumba dancing, face painting, balloon modelling and much more.

Speaking about celebrations at Manor West, Derek Rusk, Centre Manager, said, “We are proud to be supporting the Tour de Munster for the second year in a row. It’s a phenomenal event which fundraises for fantastic charities, including DSI, and we are looking forward to giving the cyclists a big Kerry welcome on the 10th. It’s going to be a great family day out so we’re encouraging everyone in Tralee to come along and support the tour and join in the fun!”

The Tour de Munster was established in 2001 by Paul Sheridan who is very much looking forward to another fantastic event, “Each year we are blown away with the dedication of everyone involved in the cycle and so proud of how far the event has come. We are thrilled that Manor West are supporting us once again and we’re so impressed with the fantastic welcome Derek and DSI Kerry have planned for the cyclists on the 10th.”

This year the charity cycle aims to raise €250,000 for DSI, with funds going towards providing vital services and facilities for people with Down syndrome across Munster.

Madeline Rose Doyle from the DSI Kerry branch said, “We are very grateful to Paul and the Tour de Munster for selecting DSI as their chosen charity because fundraising events like these make a real difference to the lives of people with Down syndrome, as well as their friends and family. We are so thankful for the support from Derek and Manor West for adding to the already fantastic event with an afternoon of family fun and celebrations along the way in Tralee.”

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