Get your bike ready for 'Twin peaks' climb for Killarney's youth cyclists

Killarney Cycling Club members Shayna Daly, Tara Kissane, Tadhg and Daithi Kissane O’Sullivan, Noel Brosnan (centre row from left) Cathal and Mark Larkin (back from left) Stephen Daly, Conor Kissane, Darragh Larkin, Brian Hanafin, Tadhg Healy and John Brosnan launching the Twin Peaks on Sunday, May 12. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin
Killarney Cycling Club members Shayna Daly, Tara Kissane, Tadhg and Daithi Kissane O’Sullivan, Noel Brosnan (centre row from left) Cathal and Mark Larkin (back from left) Stephen Daly, Conor Kissane, Darragh Larkin, Brian Hanafin, Tadhg Healy and John Brosnan launching the Twin Peaks on Sunday, May 12. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

Sinead Kelleher

The future of cycling is in good hands thanks to Killarney Cycling Club's youth cyclists who are hoping to make waves on the national and international scene in future years.

A lot of training and preparation goes into ensuring that the next generation can compete and to help support the future of cycling, Killarney cycling club is bringing cyclists of all levels together for a leisure cycle on Saturday, May 12. 

The annual 'Twin Peaks' cycle offers two routes to ensure that cyclists of all levels can join Killarney Cycling Club for what promises to be a great day out once again. 

The 80km route is from Killarney to Kilgarvan, Kenmare, Molls gap and back to Killarney - the perfect training cycle for the Ring of Kerry Cycle this year. 

The 100km challenge offers a  bit more climbing taking in the climb to Ireland's highest pub in Kilgarvan. The route is from Killarney to Ballyvourney and up to Top of Coom and back to Killarney. 

Cyclists will gather at the starting point at Killarney Community College and set off from there on their chosen route. 

There will be a hot meal for all cyclists upon their return.  

A Strava cycling challenge will also take place on the day for the competitive cyclists who want to prove their prowess on the bikes and their will be prizes for the winners of the Strava challenge. 

Local businesses have come on board to support the event through sponsorship. 

Killarney Cycling Club is calling on all cyclists to come out and enjoy  day out on the bike with two ideal routes and to help support the club and Killarney's youth cyclists. 

"A lot of work and much effort goes into training our youth. With many of them successful in national and international events it is about it paying forward. This is why we have organised this sportive to help the future of both boys and girls racing in Killarney and beyond," said organiser, Mike Kissane. 

The funds raised will going towards youth development. Killarney Cycling club has had a youth development programme in place for the past eight years and this is very important to young cyclists. 

The club also has many strong senior cyclists who have paved the way on the next generation and already this year they have proven their talent winning the Lacey and Drumm Cups in the county.

Kerryman

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