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Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle – Sept 27th

Currow Cycling Club are looking for cyclists off all ages and abilities to take part in their 3rd annual Castleisland Leisure Cycle on Sunday 27th of September, It’s a great opportunity to get some gentle exercise and support fundraising for the Castleisland Day Care Center and will possible be the last spin of the season before the dreary winter evenings arrive.

There are 3 distances of 16km, 50km and 80km so there should be a comfortable route for all cycling enthuasists,The leisure cycle starts .at 10.00am from the Castleisland Rugby Club. Sign on from 9.00 to 9.45.

Entry/Minimun sponsorship 20 euro. we would also gratefully accept any help from locals and cycling supporters to help promote and organise this worthy event.We would like to emphasize that this is a leisure charity cycle and our attempt to try and get more people to take up cycling and exercise but also a great social occassion with music,refreshments, changing facilities, and spot prises back at Castleisland Rugby club after the cycle.further details will be posted on http://www.currowcc.com so keep an eye on it as sept 27th approaches.

The Chain Gang CC Conor Pass Challenge

After an absence of several years the Conor Pass Cycling Challenge will take place again on Saturday 19th September 2009.

Organised by the Chain Gang Cycling Club, Tralee this demanding sportive cycle covers almost 110 kilometres, starting and ending in Blennerville, Tralee.

Suitable for experienced leisure cyclists, the Challenge takes in the 4.50 kilometre Conor Pass climb, gaining 360 metres in height along the way. After a food stop in Dingle the tour continues along the southern side of the Dingle peninsula, taking in Annascaul, Inch and Castlemaine before returning to Tralee over the Curraghmore climb. Showers and refreshments will be available following the cycle also.

· Entry fee – €10.00 on production of current Cycling Ireland licence, €20.00 in all other circumstances.

· Sign On: From 8am

· Start time: 9:00a.m. Sharp.

· Start Location: St. Pats G.A.A. Club, Blennerville, Tralee

· How to get there: From Tralee take the N.86 west for Dingle. Blennerville is on the edge of town, just over the bridge with the Windmill prominent on the right. St. Pats G.A.A. Club is on the left at the centre of the village – just before the filling station on your right.

· Parking: Parking in at St. Pats & in Blennerville village is limited. Please park in the parking area on the left immediately after crossing the bridge. Some parking may be available at the Windmill car park immediately opposite – arrangements not yet finalised.

As this is the first sportive organised by the Chain Gang, the Club would very much appreciate if intending participants would notify their intentions by email to chaingangcycling@gmail.com, ideally before 12th September if possible to allow better planning for numbers.