The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle has unveiled 14 individual main charities to benefit from this year’s 35th edition of the Cycle which will take place around on Saturday 7th July.

Registration for the event opens up on March 10th and the 10,000 available places are expected to be snapped up quickly.

There will be an additional 30 charities who will also benefit from the registration proceeds.

Funds raised to date have contributed towards new hospital extensions, special needs facilities, care for the elderly, suicide prevention, sea and mountain rescue, cancer, kidney and end of life support and more.

The main beneficiary charities chosen this year has expanded from 10 to 14 to include national charities such as Pieta House, the Irish Kidney Association and Enable Ireland, all of whom do compelling work for communities across Munster and Ireland.

The 2018 Main Beneficiary Charities are:

* Buy a Bus Campaign – Kerry Parent and Friends Association
* Down Syndrome Ireland
* Enable Ireland
* Irish Kidney Association
* St. Mary of the Angels (intellectual disability residential care)
* Breakthrough Cancer Research
* Bru Columbanus (Family accommodation for seriously ill)
* Kerry Hospice Foundation
* Baile Mhuire
* Caherciveen Social Services
* Irish Community Rapid Response
* KDYS – helping all young people reach their potential- by equipping them to become stronger, more resilient with a set of skills which last a lifetime.
* Pieta House
* St. Joseph’s Home, Killorglin

“With 35 years of experience behind us, our goal for 2018 is to help people make the most of their achievements by creating a fun and inclusive event and giving them more choice in charities to support,” said Chairman of the Ring of Kerry Cycle, Tony Daly.

“Our main beneficiary charities have expanded this year from 10 to 14 and include national and local charities who do great work in the communities but need our help to continue.”

“We are looking forward to welcoming all 14 charities, our many cyclists and invaluable volunteers in July to celebrate 35 years of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.”

Read our Sport for Business Interview with Tony Daly on the appeal of the ‘Ring of Kerry Cycle’

The registration fee, for 2018 is €100.00 plus a 3.5% service fee. Cyclists can choose to fundraise for their selected charity through an online fundraising page with Everyday Hero or the more traditional sponsorship cards.

Cyclists can pre-order their official Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Jerseys at time of registration.

“There are many great projects and initiatives which will benefit from funds raised and if you choose to fundraise, every euro will go directly to your chosen charity,” added Cathal Walshe, PRO for the Event.

“Registrations will take place on a first come first served basis and we are encouraging all participants to keep an eye on our social channels for regular updates including preparation tips and how your fundraising efforts are positively affecting the charities involved.”

Sport for Business is looking to host a special Business of Cycling Breakfast in Dublin on Wednesday, April 11th, if there is sufficient interest from our members.

Would you like to attend? Contact us today to express your interest in being involved, in hearing from a special guest speaker and networking with fellow cycling enthusiasts in the Dublin business community.

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