RTE Broadcaster Jacqui Hurley recently launched the 7th Annual Clonakilty Charity Cycle which will take place on Saturday 1st September, 2018 in aid of Cancer Connect, CoAction & Cope and other local charities.
The Ballinhassig native, with strong West Cork connections, stated that she was honoured to launch this year's event and praised the huge voluntary input that ensures that all of the money raised will go directly to very deserving charities. To date the cycle has raised over €180,000 for local charities.
Jim Murphy, Chairperson of the organising committee, thanked Jacqui for generously giving of her time and agreeing to become associated with the Cycle this year. He also paid tribute to the very dedicated members of the organising committee as well as all volunteers and sponsors who make the event run as smoothly as it has for the past six years. He also stated that arising from feedback received from a number of regular participants a number of changes will be incorporated this year which will again commence from Clonakilty GAA Sports Complex in Ahamilla at 9am.
This years event will feature a 35k and 100k route and will include some of the most picturesque views along the West Cork Atlantic Way. The 35k was introduced this year to accommodate cyclists who may be limited for training time beforehand, time constraints on the day itself or who may just wish to enjoy a leisurely, scenic cycle.
Registration, all online this year, is open at www.cloncycle.com with entry fee of €50 which includes generous refreshment stations and support on both routes.
Route maps will be also posted on the website from mid May and also on the Clonakilty Charity Cycle Facebook page where regular updates will be available.