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Tour of Monaghan: The annual Tour of Monaghan, organised by Emyvale Cycling Club, was held on Sunday July 10th. The weather was very good and over 250 cyclists from all over arrived to participate. Speaking to two cyclists from Letterkenny I was told that they always attend this event as it is the best organised event in the country as everything is set up, they always feel very welcome, the route is well marked and help is always on hand if needed. That was a great boost for the club. Anyhow the first group set off followed by six or seven further groups and some were taking the long route while a few others decided to cycle a smaller route. Each group had Emyvale members leading and everyone had an emergency number to ring in case of emergency and Broom vehicles were following. There were Water Stops along the route and all returned safely to base at St. Mellans where burgers and food awaited them. Well done all concerned.
Emyvale Cycling Club were delighted with the turnout of approx 250 riders and the positive feedback received yesterday after Sunday’s Tour Of Monaghan. It was such a phenomenal day and like all good events, you can't run it without the support and help of many volunteers and support services. Our thanks to the ride leaders, lead cars, motor bike marshalls (Andy Treanor and John Husband), stewards, photographers: Monaghan Pix, Rory Geary, Peader Mc Mahon, droneographer Johnny Mc Kenna, Danny Blondeel from the Belgian Project and Jerome for MC duties. Thanks also to those who helped set up HQ for registration, the BBQ, Martin Kilpatrick, who supplied the burgers from his craft butcher shop in Scotstown, Val, Nathan and Alesha Mohan for cook & kitchen duties, those who helped out at the water stops, Gerry Mullin Car & Van hire, The Spin Doctor bike shop and Tommy's restaurant for their sponsorship, Green Fingers Garden Centre, the Gardaí, Truagh GAA for the fantastic facilities at St. Mellans and to all of you the participants who travelled from all over to be with us. Great to see new faces from Orwell, Clontarf, Navan, Virgina, Wicklow, fellow Cycling Ulster clubs and of course familiar faces who returned once again to enjoy the rolling hills of Monaghan. Emyvale CC was established over 70 years ago; we are very proud of the club and it's members, it provides a wonderful social network for riding enthusiasts, thank you for supporting us. All feedback is welcome, as we hope to make the event even bigger and better next year. From all in Emyvale CC. Thank you.
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Tour of Monaghan: The annual Tour of Monaghan, organised by Emyvale Cycling Club, was held on Sunday July 10th. The weather was very good and over 250 cyclists from all over arrived to participate. Speaking to two cyclists from Letterkenny I was told that they always attend this event as it is the best organised event in the country as everything is set up, they always feel very welcome, the route is well marked and help is always on hand if needed. That was a great boost for the club. Anyhow the first group set off followed by six or seven further groups and some were taking the long route while a few others decided to cycle a smaller route. Each group had Emyvale members leading and everyone had an emergency number to ring in case of emergency and Broom vehicles were following. There were Water Stops along the route and all returned safely to base at St. Mellans where burgers and food awaited them. Well done all concerned.