Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle kicks off today

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle kicks off today

The annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle kicks off in Killarney today.

It is one of the largest single-day fundraising events in the country.

Over the past 36 years, the event has raised more than €15 million for 150 Irish charities.

Today, 6,000 participants will cycle the 175 kilometres around the Ring of Kerry before returning to Killarney.

Chairperson Bridget McGuire says it is always a unique day out: "Great atmosphere and great enthusiasm. All our charities are on site and there's tremendous work being done.

"Lots of volunteers around so everyone is looking forward to a good day and I suppose safety being the paramount thing, really, that everyone gets around in one piece without any hassle or any little accidents around the way."


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