Ring Of Kerry Cycle Organisers Ready For The Masses

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Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 11.56.35HUNGRY cyclists will consume 23,000 sandwiches and wash them down with 10,000 litres of water at this year’s Ring Of Kerry Cycle according to organisers.

This Saturday sees thousands of cyclists descend on Killarney and the southern half of the county for the event which is in its 33rd year.

The event is bringing together people from every corner of Ireland and beyond with 11,000 people fundraising with the aim of exceeding the €1.85 million raised last year.

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“We are putting the final touches to everything down in Kerry for this fantastic event and look forward to welcoming the 11,000 fundraisers for what should be a magical weekend,” said Cathal Walshe, Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle PRO.

Hundreds of volunteers marshal, operate food stops and provide medical and technical support. The scale of the cycle is ever increasing, meaning that this year there will be:

• 23,000 sandwiches ordered

• 10,000 plus litres of water

• 35,000 bananas

• 30,000 slices of buttered brack

•30,000 Nature Valley cereal bars

•2,000 volunteers

•1,000 replacement bicycle tubes

•32 counties represented

• Fundraisers coming from 20 countries around the world

The event begins on Friday, July 1, with a pre-cycle Expo. This will serve to start the excitement as people begin registering from 2pm.

The first of the participants will take to the roads at 6am on Saturday morning to begin the 180km journey. On return to Killarney, a post cycle party will be in full swing for everyone to enjoy. It’ll be some day.

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