Calling All Cyclists For A Scenic Spin In The Valley

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At the launch of the Valley 70 Cycle were David Clifford, Peter Herlihy, Sé Kennedy, Lilly Larkin, Dermot Herlihy, Jack Teahan, Mairead Larkin, Cathal Larkin, Senan Kennedy, Ger Teahan, Nathan Herlihy, Grace Teahan, Sadhbh Teahan, Mark Larkin, Irene O’Keeffe (Coolick School Principal), Fiona O’Donoghue, Fiona Kennedy.

ANYONE who fancies a scenic cycle in the run up to Ring of Kerry might like to try this. The upcoming Valley 70 Cycle on Sunday, May 20 has the makings of a great day out.

Launched on Tuesday by Kerry senior star David Clifford and recently voted one of the Top 5 most scenic cycle routes in Ireland, the Valley 70 Route starts at Fossa Community Centre, across the road from Fossa Church.

After a short, flat warm up around Beaufort and Kilgobnet – you’ll take the road to Kate Kearney’s Cottage and from there go through the Gap of Dunloe and freewheel down into the Black Valley.

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From here it’s up to the Sneem Road, back to Moll’s Gap and down to Killarney – travelling along Muckross Road onto Mission Road, Port Road and back to base at Fossa Community Centre.

100% of monies raised on the Valley 70 Cycle will go to Coolick National School. Principal Irene O’Keeffe is looking forward to the event: “lots of changes this year – lovely new route, convenient start and finish base and as it’s on a Sunday it probably suits people a bit more – all we need now is the weather”.

There will be over 40 stewards and road crew in attendance on the day to ensure visibility and safety in all aspects of the event.

There are rest and refuel stops at the top of the Gap climb and at the Sneem Road junction as well as the now famous BBQ at the finish line.

You can book your ticket online at: or register in person at Fossa Community Centre on Saturday, May 19th from 7-9pm or from 7:30am on Sunday, May 20th – the day of the cycle.

The cycle costs €20 per person and the roll off is at 9am sharp.  All cyclists must be aged 16 or over to participate and must wear a helmet. Further details are on Facebook: @thevalley70cycle

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