Barraduff NS prepares for eighth annual cycle

Ready for road: Parents, teachers and pupils pictured launching the eighth annual Barraduff NS cycle which takes place this Sunday, June 16.
Ready for road: Parents, teachers and pupils pictured launching the eighth annual Barraduff NS cycle which takes place this Sunday, June 16.

Fergus Dennehy

Sunday, June 16 is a big date in the calendar of Barraduff NS as they put the finishing touches to their eighth annual fundraising cycle. Over the past seven years, the cycle has cemented itself as one of the most popular events in the community calendar and one which has helped to fund  and improve vital teaching resources in the school - a massive boost to all the pupils there.

Now, for the 2019 edition, organisers are hoping to raise enough funds to help with the costs associated with the fitting out of the new sensory room in the school. Last years event proved to be an unlucky one in terms of the weather so organisers and cyclists alike will be hoping for better weather this time around. The cycle takes in an 80km long route which will start from the community field in Barraduff on the Sunday morning before proceeding on to Kenmare via Kilgarvan.

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At Kenmare, there will be plenty of refreshments provided before cyclists will set off for the dreaded Molls Gap climb which will be thankfully be well-stocked with water and fruit.  From there it is back to John Dan's Bar in Barraduff where there will be more refreshments to reward the cyclists for completing their challenge. For those hardy folk out there in training for the Ring of Kerry, this event has always proven a great training cycle and a barometer of fitness in all important final few weeks. Registration for the cycle takes place in the community field in Barraduff on Saturday June 15 from 7pm to 8pm and again on the Sunday Morning from 7:30am.

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