Day Centre and Cycling Club Appeal for Big Cycle Support

Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle 4-9-2016
It’s 9.58am on Sunday morning, September 4th 2016 and starter, Éamonn Breen has just let the cyclists off on the 10th annual Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle. The 11th cycle will be held on Sunday morning, September 3rd from 10am. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Castleisland Day Care Centre has launched full details of its 11th annual Fun Cycle.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 3rd and again there is a choice of routes to suit both beginners and the more experienced cyclists.

Routes vary from an easy 15km to a 40 km spine to a more demanding circuit of 80 km.

“This event is for all levels of cyclists from the beginner to the more accomplished,” said organiser, Eamonn Breen of Currow Cycling Club.

“With increased awareness on health and fitness this event provides a great incentive for people to get on their bikes and engage with cycling as a way of getting more active and healthy.

Interest in the Cycle

“Preparation cycles have been taking place since mid July every Friday evening at the Killarney Road Car Park at 7pm. This has increased the level of interest in the cycle and we are hoping that this year will be a bumper year for the event,” said Eamonn.

Meanwhile, the board of management of Castleisland Day Care Centre are highly appreciative of the efforts of both the organisers and the participants and all those behind the scenes.

“We greatly appreciate the turn out of support for the cycle each year and all the people who work on making the day such a success. We’re thankful to the ladies who provide refreshments and to all the local volunteers who steward the event and of course to our event organisers and the people who take part in the event for us,” – according to a spokesperson at the centre.

Sponsorship Cards

Sponsorship cards for the cycle are available from the Castleisland Day Centre and if returned with sponsorship money registration fee is waived.

Registration is €20 with special discount for families and takes place at Castleisland Day Care Centre between 9am and 9.45am on the morning of the cycle on September 3rd.

Cycling helmets are compulsory for all cyclists and anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

The cycle gets under way from the centre at 10am.

Helmet and Sunglasses

Last year a cyclist left behind a helmet and sunglasses and the people at the centre are appealing for this cyclist to come forward so that these items can be returned.

All cyclists are entered into a draw with lots of prizes. The main prizes are two lamps kindly sponsored by Castle Lighting.

As well as all the cyclists, anyone who returns a sponsorship card before the event will also be entered into the draw and they will also have the opportunity to win a lamp or another prize on the day.

Castleisland Day Care Centre and Currow Cycling Club are appealing to all levels of cyclists to come out and support us on the day. They know that the participants always have an enjoyable day out with lots of support available for all levels of cyclist.

A Charitable Organisation

Castleisland Day Care Centre is a charitable organisation which relies heavily on fund-raising events in order to maintain its level of service.

The centre provides day care services for the elderly of the area along with facilitating HSE Mental Health Day Care services and a Physiotherapy Department.

The elderly sector provides day respite for families and carers with services such as nursing, chiropody, mid-day meals, laundry, hairdressing, educational session all part of the regular day.

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