WITH the final countdown on to the 2021 Tour de Munster charity cycle, in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland Munster branches, participants are adding the finishing touches to their training preparations as they gear up to tackle the 600km route across the six counties from August 5-8.
Celebrating its 21st year, the cycle has raised a phenomenal €3.4 million for its beneficiaries since 2001 and cyclists are motivated more than ever to help Down Syndrome Ireland who play a vital role in the lives of children and adults.
The second day of the tour, on August 6, the participants will arrive in Tarbert at approximately 2.20pm and they will hit the road for Listowel and Tralee where they will overnight.
The next day, with a 9.45am start, it will be on to Sradbally, Dingle, Castlemaine, Milltown. Aghadoe Heights and Killarney where there will be a break at the Down Syndrome Ireland run Deenagh Lodge in Killarney National Park from 4.00pm to 4.30pm.
After that they will hit the road for Kenmare where they will overnight before they hit the road again on the Sunday to the finish line in Cork.
Cycling legend and avid supporter of the Tour, Sean Kelly will once again take to the road, to tackle the 600km route.