00:00 Saturday 21 August 2010  Written by Leo McMahon

Cork Honda 50 run on Saturday

FOUR very deserving local causes will benefit from the 3rd West Cork Honda 50 Run coming your way this Saturday, August 21st.

These are West Cork Rapid Response, Bandon Day Care Centre, the West Cork branch of the Multiple Sclerosis of Ireland and Bandon Active Retirement Group. Details were outlined at a reception last week at Clonakilty Rugby Club.

Registration with light refreshments is at 10am at the rugby club in Clonakilty and bikers will travel to Ownachincha Cross, Castlefreke, Rathbarry, Ardfield, along the coast road to Ring, stop at the Grange tavern for refreshments and motor on through Barryroe via Courtmacsherry to Timoleague, motor along the coast Harbour View, Ballinspittle and Kinsale and return to Clonakilty via Innishannon, Bandon and Ballinascarthy.

There will be collectors from the charities along the route and everyone is asked to co-operate with Gardai, who are kindly providing an escort, and all the marshals. Ambulance and breakdown services will be on standby. Full camping facilities are on site and excellent accommodation is available in the Clonakilty area.

On arrival at Clonakilty RFC, just off the main N71 highway to Bandon, there will be a Pig-on-the-Spit barbecue, live music with the Ferrymen and a disco with DJ Harpur. There will also be chicken bingo and spot prizes.

All participants will receive certificates and 2010 West Cork Honda Run stickers.

A new event this year, said committee member Mick McCabe, is Ireland's first ever indoor Honda 50 race which is open to all.

Over the past two years, the West Cork Honda 50 Club has raised €33,250 for charities etc and the aim is to exceed last year's total of €10,000 which benefited hospitals in Bandon and Clonakilty and a youth club in the latter. The club also organizes a Toy Run leading up to Christmas.

The organising committee of the West Cork Honda Run includes Mick, Bernard and Paddy McCabe, Bandon; Donal O'Donovan, Donal Crowley and Kenneth Deane, Clonakilty; Jeremiah Lordan, Pedlar's Cross; Alan 'Budgie' Goggin and Tim McGrath, Bandon. Mick said new members are most welcome as are the public to come along to the rally barbecue at Clonakilty RFC.

For more information contact Mick McCabe at 086-3828726.

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