FORMER Cork Camogie captain Anna Geary recently launched the Clonakilty Charity Cycle which will be held this year on Saturday September 10th.
The main charities which are being supporting this year are Cancer Connect, CoAction, Marymount Hospice, Cope, and Clonakilty Community Care. In addition, a donation of €1,000 will be given to each of Clonakilty Community Care, St Vincent dePaul, Pieta House and Irish Wheelchair Association in Clonakilty.
The event, which in the past four years raised €130,000 for local charities, is now open for online registration.
The cycle will start and finish at Clonakilty GAA complex and there will be two routes: the main route is 60 miles and will pass through Bandon, Ballinhassig, Belgooly, Ballinspittle and Timoleague, and there will be a 30-mile route for less experienced cyclists.
There will be food stations for refreshments along the route and free rub downs for the cyclists after the event at the GAA complex.
In 2015, 340 cyclists participated in the cycle and €30,000 was raised through sponsorship cards, coffee mornings and a table quiz. Similar fundraising events will also be held in 2016, including a raffle for a top-of-the-range bike. For more see www.cloncycle.com