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Thursday 28 August 2014

Scenic setting for cycle in aid of Fenit school

DÓNAL NOLAN

Published 30/01/2013 | 13:59

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Maurice O'Connell, model Victoria Tynan and John Fitzgerald launch the Fenit Coastal Cycle at Fenit Lighthouse. Credit: By James Mccarthy, Digimac Photography Photo

THE rolling coastal landscape of Fenit and Kerry Head is to be the setting for a major cycling event at the end of March in aid of a local primary school.

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The Fenit Coastal Cycle is set to open the beautiful landscape in much the same manner as the Ring of Kerry Cycle has for south Kerry.

Taking place on March 23 next it will give cyclists from all over the county and beyond the chance to tackle two different routes - a 25km and a 60km. The event is in aid of St Brendan's National School in Fenit and was organised due to a 'gap' the school identified in its funding for the year.

"The routes have been chosen to highlight the spectacular surroundings of Fenit, Ardfert, Ballyheigue, Kerryhead and Barrow with stunning views of Mount Brandon, Tralee and the Shannon Estuary," organiser Jacinta Lawlor told The Kerryman.

"It is an ideal opportunity for cyclists to start their preparation for the Ring of Kerry cycle and other upcoming similar events," Jacinta added.

Safety management, roadside assistance, support vehicles, light food and refreshments will all be provided on the day and Tralee Bay Sailing Club is opening its facilities for cyclists seeking to freshen up after the gruelling exercise.

Registration fee for the event is €20 to participate in the cycle and takes place at St Brendan's National School, Fenit, from 8am to 10.15am.

For further details contact Jacinta Lawlor on 086- 0648018,

Check out Facebook (Fenit Coastal Cycle) or www. stbrendansfenit. sc oilnet. ie , email fenit.ias@eircom.net or lawlorjess@yahoo.ca

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