Hospice fundraiser takes in Tipperary’s two great rivers

Tipperary’s two great rivers will be linked through the North Tipperary Hospice fundraising event with the second annual Shannon Suir Cycle on Sunday, September 13.

Tipperary’s two great rivers will be linked through the North Tipperary Hospice fundraising event with the second annual Shannon Suir Cycle on Sunday, September 13.

The event has now become an annual flagship fundraiser for North Tipperary Hospice, a non-profit organisation that supports the delivery of hospice palliative care to people and their families, free of charge, regardless of their circumstances.

The 120km route will include five legs, starting with Dromineer to Roscrea, followed by Roscrea to Templemore and Templemore to Thurles, where participants will break for lunch by the banks of the River Suir. After lunch, cyclists will set off for Nenagh, taking in Borrisoleigh along the way, before the final leg, which will be a 10k Family Cycle from Nenagh to Dromineer in which parents will be encouraged to join with their children or siblings for this special end to what will be a memorable day for North Tipperary Hospice and its supporters.

Participants will be welcome to take on any individual leg - Dromineer to Roscrea (40km); Roscrea to Templemore (20k); Templemore to Thurles (15km); Thurles to Nenagh (37km); Nenagh to Dromineer Family Cycle (10km) - of overall 120km route, while there is also the Relay option, which will see teams of five persons (or less) taking on individual legs to cover the entire route.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.