The Three Climbs Cycle, which is the final fundraiser by Maurice Brosnan and Tony Galwey before their Home to Rome challenge on June 19th, was launched by Mick Galwey and Elma Walsh at Adams Garage, Mile Height, Tralee recently – and it’s hour is fast approaching.
This is a suicide awareness event and all participants will receive a wrist band with Donal Walsh’s immortal ‘Livelife’ message.
The ‘Three Climbs’ will mark the last in the series of three fundraising events which will culminate in the Brosnan and Galwey Home to Rome Challenge next month. There was a race night at the Castleisland Rugby Club in March and in mid April they organised a 5K fun run. All proceeds from the Home to Rome cycle will go to local hospices.
The event will take place from Killarney on Saturday, May 10th and will have routes designed to suit and accommodate every grade of cyclist. Route one is a 35k spin which is designed for the leisure cyclist or beginner and will be led by a guide for the duration. The second is a stiffer, 78k route which Maurice says “is perfect for anyone currently training for the Ring of Kerry” and the third is 100k long and is designed for the seasoned cyclist who likes a challenge.
This route will commence in Killarney and head towards Glenflesk and onto Ballyvourney, Coom, Kilgarvan, Kenmare and back to Killarney via Molls Gap.
There will be back up vehicles in place for all three routes as well as lead vehicles. The Gleneagle Hotel will welcome all cyclists back with hot food and free showering facilities.
Registration will take place between 7.30am and 09.30am and the cycle will commence at 09.45am The entry fee is just €25.00