This year’s Clonakilty Charity Cycle, which has raised more than €66,000 for local charities in recent years, will set off at 10am on September 13.
Organisers hope to raise substantial funds for Cancer Connect, CoAction, Marymount Hospice, West Cork Rapid Response, Clonakilty Special Olympics and just-one.
Radio commentator, Paudie Palmer, will officially start the cycle at Clonakilty GAA, with up to 400 cyclists expected to take part.
More than half will tackle the longer 100km route through Bandon, Ballinhassig, Belgooley, Ballinspittle and Timoleague, but there is a 50km route for less experienced cyclists.
Event secretary, Sinéad Crowley, praised the generosity of West Cork businesses which have donated refreshments and facilities for the cyclists.
Full details of the cycle, including routes, online registration and donations are available on www.cloncycle.com.
Meanwhile, four brothers who lost their mother to Alzheimer’s will stage a charity cycle in Cork tomorrow to raise funds for families caring for a loved one with dementia.
The Cronin family, originally from Wilton, have organised their second Memory Tour in honour of their mother, Eileen, who died in 2012.
The brainchild of Richard Cronin, the charity event takes cyclists on a 65km looped route from the Angler’s Rest at Carrigrohane west to Carrigadrohid and back to the Angler’s Rest where a barbecue will take place from 3.30pm.
All the money raised from the €25 and €30 registration fee will be used by the Cork branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland to help provide home care, day-care and family carer support. Participants can register at the start line from 9.30am tomorrow.