NNC Tour De Foothills
It is nearly time for the annual Naas Cycling Club‘s Tour de Foothills event. We have been proudly sponsoring Naas Cycling Club for the past three years and love being involved with such a great local club.
The event will start and finish from our premises in Newhall in Naas and is set to see a large number of participants as in previous years. The cycle comprises of two routes, 65km around the Blessington Lakes & 110km which includes the Lakes, Hollywood and the Glen of Imaal.
This event in particular is one of our favourites to help out with as it is in aid of such a wonderful organisation, with all proceeds are going directly to Saplings School for Children with Autism & Special Needs, Kill, Co. Kildare.
Saplings School for Children with Autism & Special Needs is a registered charity that was set up by a small group of parents thirteen years ago as there was no appropriate education or services in Ireland for children with Autism. It is one of only thirteen schools in Ireland that specifically provides a one to one education to children with Autism through ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) and other educational techniques. Saplings teach life skills and academic curricula with an educational programme individually built around each childs needs, strengths and level of Autism.
The school currently has over two dozen children, ranging in age from 4yrs to 18yrs, coming from, Kildare, Laois, Carlow, Offaly, Meath and Dublin. Saplings are partially funded by the Dept. of Education but have a minimum yearly shortfall of 40,000 euros. For more information on the great work Saplings do, take a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FqowbgbwdU
Online registration is now open at www.ncctourdefoothills.com with a competition running for anyone who pre-registers and pre-pays online. With some top quality Velo Revolution gear up for grabs, what are you waiting for? Get your registration in now and help raise well needed funds for such a wonderful charity while enjoying a day in the saddle taking in all the scenery of the Wicklow Foothills.
€20 Adult online (plus €2.00)
€25 Adult on the morning of cycle
€10 Youth (Both options)