Kids enjoy wheely good time at Ardfert NS

Louise Lane, Hazel O’Sullivan and Abbie Lane taking part in the Ardfert Kids Cycle on Sunday at Ardfert NS
Louise Lane, Hazel O’Sullivan and Abbie Lane taking part in the Ardfert Kids Cycle on Sunday at Ardfert NS
Scores of kids pictured leaving Ardfert NS on Sunday morning as part of the now annual Ardfert Kids Cycle. There were two options, of 5km and 10km, to choose from

Fergus Dennehy

What an exciting afternoon it was in Ardfert last Sunday as over 50 kids - some as young as eight - hopped on their bikes, strapped on their helmets and took part in the now-annual Ardfert Kids Cycle.

With options of either a 5km or a 10km route for kids - and their parents - to choose from, this cycle, which departed from the Ardfert NS, went off without a hitch. Leaving the school, the two sets of cyclists headed towards Liscahane before heading over to Turbid Cross and back to school, where more entertainment awaited.

Forsaking his teaching desk for a turntable for the day, Billy O'Connor was the self-appointed DJ, and he passed this test with flying colours - keeping parents, kids and stewards well entertained throughout the afternoon.

Principal of Ardfert NS Betty Stack said that she was delighted with how the day went and to have the school associated with a day that encouraged such an active lifestyle.

Special praise was reserved for the hard work and determination of all the kids that took part on the day. 

Ms Stack hoped that they success of this year's event will translate to next year, for which she hopes that even more kids and parents will hop on their bikes to get out and get active. A final, special mention must go to An Garda Síochána, who ensured that the event passed off safely.

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