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2012 Event

2012 Tour of the Orchard County

In 2012 The Armagh Tigers held an inaugural cycle sportif called ‘Tour of the Orchard County’ sponsored by Linwoods, and it proved to be a roaring success. The event, held on Sunday 24th June 2012, brought in several hundred participants of all ages and from every corner of Ireland to take part in the long and short individual routes (the longer being 100km+) which went through some of the most scenic parts of the Orchard County. The tour was blessed with beautiful sunshine and was enjoyed by enthusiastic passers by and residents of the route.


The event was supported by over 50 marshals, PSNI outriders and numerous other helpers who helped at food stops and junctions along the way as well as background administration.


Everyone enjoyed a marvellous barbeque back at the Armagh City Hotel afterwards where they rested their weary legs and chatted about the trials and hills they encountered along the way.


Medals and goodie bags were awarded to every participant of the event, with special awards to the youngest and oldest people to have completed the tour.


As a result of the success of the event, the organisers endeavour to make this an annual event and they have which will hopefully blossom in size and become a cycling festival.

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