Everyone welcome to take part in 8th annual cycle for Day Care Centre

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

The eighth annual Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle will take to the local roads on the first Sunday in September and cyclists of all levels of fitness are being invited to take part.

The charity cycle starts, as usual, from the Castleisland Rugby Club with registration at 9am. If, as someone said here recently, cycling is the new golf - then this September's event should see the numbers of participants well up on previous years.

The event has two route options which are: A 10 mile route around Currow to suit all levels of fitness, or a 50 mile route which will take in the 10 mile loop and continue to Ballycarthy, Farranfore and Scartaglin before returning to Castleisland.

"The event is not a race - it's all about participation and whether you want to round off the cycling season with a challenge or, like many, begin cycling and have a goal to complete before going onto bigger and better events such as the Ring of Kerry then this is your event," said event 'spokesman', John Breen.

The cost is a minimum entry of €20 per bike which can be collected as sponsorship or paid by the participant. All monies collected go straight to the local day care centre.

Refreshments will be provided on the route and also a big spread as usual will be laid on in the Castleisland Rugby Club afterwards where there will also be entertainment.

"Again this year there will be some spot prizes which can be won by both the cyclists and their sponsors. So please return the sponsorship cards on the day of the event to be in for these draws," said John.

Kerryman

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