Lisbon Bound

(l-r): Gerry Quinn, GNDU; Liam Hogan (Tour De Force committee); Enda Kenny, TD; Keith Duffy, ISPCC; Terry Brennan (Tour De Force committee); John Twomey, Assistant Commissioner

(l-r): Gerry Quinn, GNDU; Liam Hogan (Tour De Force committee); Enda Kenny, TD; Keith Duffy, ISPCC; Terry Brennan (Tour De Force committee); John Twomey, Assistant Commissioner

An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD launched the Tour De Force Cycle 2015 with members of Tour De Force and their charity beneficiaries for this year, namely the ISPCC/Childline, GROW Ireland and the Laura Brennan Charitable Trust.

This year’s cycle will see members of An Garda Síochána and friends begin their journey from North of Lisbon, in Sao Martin De Porto, Portugal on September 20th 2015 and will finish five days later after some 550 kilometres in Santiago De Compostela, Spain. There are over 50 cyclists involved who have put in months of training and fundraising to participate. Keith Duffy, an ISPCC ambassador, is participating in this year’s challenge.

Tour De Force was born when members of An Garda Síochána, who through their love of cycling, came together to raise much needed funds for deserving causes. Since 1991, after some 74,000 kilometres cycled, they have raised almost €1 million. 


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