Kilkenny hurling stars Alan Murphy, Paul Murphy and Eoin Murphy have come together to officially launch the 8th Annual Kells Kings Charity Cycle which will take place on Saturday 31st August. All funds raised will go to Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre in Walkin Street in the heart of Kilkenny city. Cois Nore provides compassionate, practical and emotional support for local people and their families who are dealing with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. All services provided are free of charge.
“Cancer touches many peoples’ lives and Cois Nore are here to help people with a cancer diagnosis and their family and friends. We offer support, information, counselling, touch therapies and living well with cancer groups. The funds raised from the Kells Kings Charity Cycle make a huge difference to Cois Nore and allows us to help those affected by cancer in our community. We are most grateful to all involved in this event for their ongoing support” Dee Hennessy, Manager of Cois Nore.
There are four different cycling routes to suit every level regardless of whether you are a leisure or keen cyclist. Hundreds of cyclists are expected to peddle into Kells to take part in the 116km, 85km, 45km and a 4km family fun cycle. It is a firm fixture for dedicated cyclists, many of whom travel from around the country to take part. The routes take the cyclists through some of Kilkenny’s most scenic and picturesque villages and countryside before returning to Kells to a warm local reception. The entire Kells community offer tremendous support with the local community centre at the heart of the event. Expect a warm welcome from the people of Kells and the surrounding villages as the locals come out in force to guide you back to Kells where everyone is treated to a well-deserved barbeque and refreshments.
With increasing numbers taking part each year, cyclists are encouraged to register early. Early Bird rates are available up to 26th August so don’t delay and register today. Medals will be presented to all cyclists after the cycle.
You can also register on the day at the Kells Community Childcare Centre as follows:
116km and 85km – registration between 8.30am and 9.30am, cycle begins at 9.45am
45km – registration between 12.15pm and 1.15pm, cycle begins at 1.30pm
4km Family Fun Cycle – registration between 1.30pm to 2.30pm, cycle begins at 2.45pm.
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We hope to see you in Kells on 31st August for some welcoming smiles, wonderful atmosphere and a fun filled day!