Santa Cycle is on Sunday 8th of December
On Sunday the 8th of December at 11am, our annual Santa Cycle where all our members and friends dress up in Santa gear and cycle around Lough Gill (about 40km) for a great local cause. Sligo Lions Club Christmas Food Appeal is the deserving recipient from this fun event.
Registration takes place at the Knocknarea Arena Sligo IT from 10am on the day and entry fee/donation is just €15 payable on the day.
The cycle then starts at 11am and all Santa’s and Elves and an odd Moose or Turkey head off via Hazelwood and past the breath-taking scenery at Parkes Castle and then everyone takes a welcome break in the quaint little village of Dromahair.
Here Martina and her staff in The Blue Devon distribute ample food and hot drinks (tea and coffee only!). Then we all set off again and return to Sligo via Slish Wood and we re-assemble on Pearse Road before heading in convoy down town – much to the amusement of the many Christmas shoppers in the streets of Sligo.
This year we plan to do two laps of Sligo City Centre – to give the locals a chance to appreciate the pleasures of road cycling and also to have a great laugh!
While some Santa’s head home then, most end up in Connolly’s Bar on Markievicz Road, where there is more food on offer and maybe a hot toddy if required. The event is open to all and all you need is a road worthy bike and a helmet to participate.
The Santa Cycle brings the curtain down on our year’s activities – that is apart from the regular club spins at 9am and 10am on Sundays from IT Sligo and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am from Carraroe.
On the social side, we are holding our Annual Club Christmas Party in The Sligo Park Hotel on Saturday the 21st of December at 7.30pm. We will be a large part of this party night with nearly forty of our members tripping the lights fantastic.
Some members also like to gather at Carraroe for a short spin on St Stephens Day at 10am to burn of what remains of the Christmas Turkey.
If you would like to join us in Innisfree Wheelers in 2020 then you are welcome to come along to any of those spins and meet up with us – or fill out the feedback form on our website www.innisfreewheelers.com – and we will get back to you ASAP. You’ll find that when you meet up with us we are generally a friendly bunch.