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NCC 2015 Tour de Foothills
« on: February 24, 2015, 10:46:02 AM »

On Sunday 12th April, Naas Cycle Club are holding their  annual  Tour de Foothills  in aid of Saplings School for Children with Autism Kill, Co Kildare. The cycle  will take place from  Finlay Ford, Naas, Co Kildare, with  registration  from  8am and cycle starting 9:30 sharp.  There will be two routes, 65km around the Blessington Lakes and 110km which includes the Lakes, Hollywood and the Glen of Imaal. 

Saplings  school is a registered charity that was set up  by a small group of parents 13yrs ago as there was no appropriate education or services  in Ireland for children with autism. It  is one of only 13 schools in Ireland that specifically provide a 1 to 1 education to children with autism through ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) and other educational  techniques. Saplings teaches life skills and academic curricula with   educational programme individually  build around each Childs  needs, strengths  and level of autism.   The school has currently  24 kids, ranging in age from 4yrs to 18yrs, coming from, Kildare, Laois, Carlow, Offaly, Meath and Dublin. We are  partially funded by the dept of Education but have a minimum yearly shortfall of 40,000 euros. Have a look at the YouTube video    it explains Saplings far better than I ever could.

The proceeds  from last year’s cycle were used to  purchase  Occupational Therapy equipment and establish a OT  service for the children. All monies from this year will be used to purchase  specialist work benches and furniture for all classrooms to  meet the specific requirements of each child in the school.

We hope to see you again at the cycle this year and if you could pass this on to anyone you think  might be interested in taking part, we would appreciate it .


John Whelan   P.R.O.  Saplings PA.

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Re: NCC 2015 Tour de Foothills
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 05:54:56 PM »
done the 110 km last year great route and great craic  :) onlyone big climb in it great for a bit of milage in the legs for training  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: NCC 2015 Tour de Foothills
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 07:25:36 PM »
Clashes with 3 Rock enduro !