COPE Foundation, CoAction and Cancer Connect are the three beneficiaries of this year’s Clonakilty charity cycle.
Taking place on Saturday, September 1st, there are 35km and 100km routes to choose from.
The 35km cycle was introduced this year to accommodate cyclists who may be limited for training time, have time constraints on the day itself or who just wish to enjoy a leisurely, scenic cycle.
Hetty Walsh will be taking this option having previously cycled the 100km route: ‘I love the fact that this is a local cycle taking in the beautiful landscape and views of West Cork,’ she said. ‘I have taken part in cycles throughout Ireland and abroad and this cycle is right up there, the atmosphere and fantastic hospitality and food stands all along the routes are second to none.’
The 100km route will incorporate Clonakilty-Drinagh-Skibbereen-Tragumna-Castletownshend-Union Hall-Glandore-Rosscarbery-Ardfield-Clonakilty.
The 35km route for less experienced cyclists will pass through Clonakilty-Bealad-Leap-Glandore-Rosscarbery-Castlefreke-Ardfield-Clonakilty.
As well as a great cycle and day out in West Cork, the cycle itself has previously raised over €180,000 for a range of local charities, and 100% of each €50 entry fee goes to charity.
Hetty added: ‘The great thing about this local cycle is that we know the charities we are raising money for. I personally know people who benefited from the money we have raised over the years.’
Registraion is at www.cloncycle.com, or for more information contact Sinead Crowley, secretary at [email protected], call 086-1508747.