Launch of the Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo on Saturday

The launch of the 2017 Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo takes place tomorrow at 12.30pm in Sligo City Hall.

The Tour ambassador Eve McCrystal will be in attendance.

Tandem cyclist Eve was a gold medallist at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, partnering Katie-George Dunleavy, whose father hails from Mountcharles in Donegal.

Also in attendance at the launch will be Dr Una May, the director of participation and ethics with Sport Ireland, and Gary Nugent, the events manager of Cycling Ireland.

The Tour will once again take place on the May bank holiday weekend this year, and will involve five different routes to accommodate a wide range of cycling interests – including leisure cyclists, families and experienced cyclists.