Model Vogue gearing up for Dragon Sportive
Building on the success of last year's inaugural programme, the SKODA Cycle Series 2015 continues in Enniscorthy this Sunday, June 21 with the Dragon Sportive.
Well-known model and TV personality Vogue Williams will bring some glamour to proceedings as she takes part in this year's event, along with her sister Amber.
Participants will be able to choose from two routes: 75km for beginners to those of intermediate level; or 130km, for the more experienced cyclists.
Both routes will start at The Duffry, Enniscorthy, from 9am.
The two routes will take cyclists through some of the South East's most scenic towns and villages, including Graiguenamanagh, Clonroche and Enniscorthy.
After the cycle, SKODA will have a sports masseuse on hand to give cyclists a post-cycle rub down in the SKODA dome at the finish line.
This is the third edition of the Dragon Sportive, with organisers hoping to have over 500 riders taking part on the day.
Apart from SKODA, the Dragon has been lucky enough to secure sponsorship from the Riverside Park Hotel and Pettitt's Supervalu.
All profits raised from the event will be going to St Vincent de Paul.
The SKODA Cycle Series is organised by INM Regionals, who have put together a series of eight leisure cycling events around Ireland, taking place between April and August, offering course distances between 50km and 160km.
Donohoe SKODA will host a registration event from 7pm to 8.30pm in their showroom at Quarrypark, Enniscorthy on the eve of the cycle, Saturday, June 20, where a complimentary bike mechanic will be on hand for any cyclists whose bikes need some fine tuning, along with light refreshments, goodie bags for cyclists and SKODA merchandise at discounted prices.
Speaking ahead of the Cycle, Brand Manager at Donohoe SKODA, Paul Barron, said: 'We are delighted to be involved in the Dragon Sportive, and look forward to welcoming lots of cyclists to our dealership the day before the event for sign-on or late registration. It was a super event last year, so I have no doubt that this year's cycle will be equally successful.'