Together We Make A Difference
The Pink Ribbon Tour, formally ‘Race The Rás’, is a three day cycling sportive in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute which was due to take place this year between 4th to 6th September 2020. However, due to the covid-19 outbreak and the associated social distancing restrictions, the event has unfortunately been cancelled. However as this was to have been the 10th anniversary of the cycle, we were very keen to maintain continuity and provide cyclists with a different type of event to look forward to. Hence the All Ireland Cycle has been created as an alternative event for 2020.
The Pink Ribbon Tour is the brain child of a group of sports enthusiasts including some well-known former stars. Paul Earley, Roscommon GAA All Star and International Rules team manager 2013/14, Philip Cassidy two time winner of the Rás and physiotherapist Eamonn O’Muircheartaigh are some of the driving forces behind this exciting event on the cycle touring calendar.
Between 2011 and 2017 many of the organisers were involved in the charity cycle ‘Race The Rás’ but switched to a less competitive formula with an end of season date, and changing from an eight day to a three day event leaves it more accessible for a greater number of riders to take on a good end of summer challenge. We hope that we will be able to recommence the Pink Ribbon Tour in 2021.