Women's Fundraising Cycle of North Kerry in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland
Former Minister Jimmy Deenihan is organising a women’s only cycling event in Ballybunion in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. The 60km challenge, the only one of its kind in the country, is open to cycling enthusiasts, but Mr Deenihan promises it’s not just for the serious cyclists. RTE Prime Time presenter Miriam O’Callaghan will start the race, which will leave Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre on Sunday, April 28, 11am.
“As far as I know,” Mr Deenihan said, “it’s the only cycle that’s just for women in the country. We thought there already are marathons, mini-marathons and 10km runs for women, so why not organize a cycle?” The idea originated when Breast Cancer Ireland’s Juliette O’Connell (herself a breast cancer survivor) spoke at an event at Listowel Food Fair. “Juliette is a keen cyclist, so we invited her to come back, and already there’s a lot of interest in it”, Mr Deenihan added.
The event coincides with the Women in Media weekend in Ballybunion. Miriam O’ Callaghan, who will be in town for that event, agreed to start the race. Mr Deenihan says there is another cycling event in Dingle the previous day, so he hopes a lot of women might make a weekend out of it and travel to Ballybunion for the women’s 60km fundraising cycle on the Sunday.
The route starts and finishes in Ballybunion and takes in Listowel, Tarbert, Ballylongford and Asdee. It costs €25 to register. All the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Ireland.
To register, contact 068-28111 or click on the link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/60k-womens-cycle-of-north-kerry-tickets-53981146061
(Source: Kerry’s Eye.)