Limerick company to sponsor first Irish female cyclist to do Tour de France

Photographed at AMCS headquarters in Limerick were AMCS Co-Founder and CEO Jimmy Martin and Megan Armitage.

A LIMERICK business has announced its support of a young Irish cyclist as she takes on the prestigious Tour de France.

AMCS, a supplier of software for the waste, recycling, and environmental industries, based in Castletroy, have announced that they will support Megan Armitage as she undertakes the Tour de France Femmes.

Megan, from Shinrone on the Tipperary and Offaly border, has emerged as one of Ireland’s rising stars in the world of cycling, and will become the first Irish female cyclist to undertake the Tour de France Femmes.

She also became the first ever Irish woman to win a UCI-ranked stage race at the Vuelta Extremadura Féminas in March 2023.

As well as its Castletroy base, ACMS has offices in North America, Europe, and Australia and employs over 1,250 staff.

Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter

The sponsorship from AMCS will cover the cost of Megan’s bike, equipment maintenance, and travel costs in her representation of Ireland at the Euros and her pursuit of success at the Olympics.

Jimmy Martin, Co-Founder and CEO of AMCS said: “We are thrilled to sponsor Megan Armitage, a truly exceptional athlete and a trailblazer for women’s cycling in Ireland.”

“At AMCS, we believe in championing diversity and empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential. Megan’s participation in the Tour de France Femmes aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering inclusivity and gender equality. We are honoured to support her as she paves the way for future generations of female cyclists.”

Speaking after the sponsorship announcement, Megan said: “I am incredibly grateful to have AMCS by my side as I embark on this historic journey.”

“Their support not only provides me with the opportunity to represent Ireland on an international stage, but also serves as a symbol of encouragement for all aspiring female athletes.”

“Together, we can inspire change, break down barriers, and redefine what is possible,” she concluded.