Cyclists are being asked to saddle up on Sunday morning for the 10th annual charity event in aid of Castleisland Day Care Centre.
This year the cycle is celebrating its tenth year and, as always, it’s a great opportunity for all levels of cyclists to come out and enjoy a great fun day.
“Anyone who can cycle and has a bicycle is more than welcome. We have several goals in organising an event like this,” said former Rás Tailteann, Kerry team cyclist, Éamonn Breen who has undertaken the organisation of the cycle on behalf of Currow Cycling Club.
Rás Tailteann Riders
Éamonn and the Rás Tailteann participants of 1966 including 1955 Rás winner, Gene Mangan of Killorglin and four times Rás winner, Shay O’Hanlon of Dublin, were honoured in Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan earlier this year to mark the 50th anniversary of a stage finish in the town.
Talking about Sunday’s ‘day care cycle’ Éamonn Breen pointed out the importance of the fund-raising aspect of the event and to the great service provided by Castleisland Day Care Centre.
“We wish to support the centre through this fund-raising event and of course we want to promote the sport of cycling as a means of keeping fit for people of the area.
“This year due to popular demand we have three routes, 15 km, 45km, and 80km, catering for all levels of cyclists,” said Éamonn as he encouraged all to to join in and enjoy the day.
The short route is run over 15km. This route is ideal for families and children are encouraged to come along with their parents to savour the atmosphere of a cycling event.
Register from 9am – Off at 10am
The middle route is 45km and, for the cycling enthusiasts, there is an 80km route.
All levels of cyclists are welcome to take part. There is no racing involved and the emphasis is being placed on a leisure fun event to be enjoyed by all. Refreshments will be served at Castleisland Day Care Centre both before and after the event and there will be food stations along the cycle routes.
Registration for the cycle is on the day of the event, Sunday, September 4th at Castleisland Day Care Centre on Creamery Lane / Convent Street from 9am with the cycle commencing at 10am.
Cycling helmets are compulsory and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Routes will be clearly stewarded with medical personnel on hand in case of any emergencies.
Sponsorship cards are available from: Castleisland Day Care Centre; Vincent Murphy’s Sports Shop, Castleisland and O’Sullivan’s Post Office, Currow.
Minimum sponsorship/registration fee is €20 with concessions for children and families.
All sponsorship and donations gratefully received on the day. All money gathered will go towards providing elderly day care services at Castleisland Day Care Centre.
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