Riding out with cycling legends

Launching the Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge (SRAC) were (front) Seamus Cotter, John Murray, Sean Kelly and Neil Bradley; and (back) President of Tralee Chamber Alliance Aidan Kelly; Managing Consultant with Tralee Chamber Alliance Ken Tobin; Josephine Molyneaux and Kay McNamara of the Alzheimers Society of Ireland; Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Norma Foley; The Rose Hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing Michele King; and Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring
Launching the Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge (SRAC) were (front) Seamus Cotter, John Murray, Sean Kelly and Neil Bradley; and (back) President of Tralee Chamber Alliance Aidan Kelly; Managing Consultant with Tralee Chamber Alliance Ken Tobin; Josephine Molyneaux and Kay McNamara of the Alzheimers Society of Ireland; Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Norma Foley; The Rose Hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing Michele King; and Mayor of Tralee Graham Spring

Fergus Dennehy

Tralee will welcome some of the country's most acclaimed sporting stars this weekend as the Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge (SRAC) comes to town.

Taking place on Saturday, March 30, over 1,500 cyclists - including cycling legend Sean Kelly and Olympic Hero Sonia O'Sullivan - are expected to take part in this year's cycle.

Now into its seventh outing, this year's cycle is seeking  to raise as much money as  possible for three charities - Make-A-Wish Ireland, Seeking Vision, and The Alzheimer  Society's Rosemary Centre in Tralee. There are two routes again this year - a 100km cycle and a 140km cycle.

Both will start at the Rose Hotel in Tralee and will take in a tour of the county, which will include Dingle, Annascaul, Camp, and the Conor Pass, before coming back, and ultimately both will finish on Denny Street.

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