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Sapling's School and Naas Cycling Club wish to thank everyone ( too many to mention) who made today's Tour De Foothills a successful event.

We are truly grateful to every cyclist who turned up in huge numbers to support this little school in Kill, and helping to raise funds for the Children.

Thanks again and hope to see you in 2018 !

Sunday 9th April 2017

There are 2 routes:
  •  65km around the Blessington Lakes
  • 110km which includes the Lakes, Hollywood and the Glen of Imaal
€20 Adult on line (plus €2.00 admin fee) Now Closed

€25 Adult on the morning of cycle

€10 Youth (Both options)

N.B. ALL Cycling Ireland members MUST present their license at sign-on

Extra €5 One Day License required for Non Cycling-Ireland Members


This years NCC Tour De Foothills will start and finish at NCC Club Sponsor's premises, Finlay Ford, M7 Business Park, Newhall, Naas.

Sign-on:- 8.00am

Start     :- 9.30am

  • Neutralised start from Finlay Ford Naas
  • Refreshments on routes.
  • Medical, mechanical and broom wagon support on both routes.
  • Route map with emergency contact info to all participants.

Tri-bars will not be permitted


So why do it?

The NCC Tour de Foothills is an opportunity for all cyclists to enjoy a day in the saddle while taking in all the scenery of the Wicklow Foothills.

All proceeds are going directly to Saplings School for Children with Autism & Special Needs, Kill, Co. Kildare.

The school 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 provide a one to one education to children with Autism through ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) and other educational techniques. Saplings teaches 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.

Have a look at this youtube video about Saplings and the great work they do: (


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