The annual Day Care cycle is taking place on Sunday the 2nd of September at 10 am sharp from the Castleisland Rugby Club. It is the usual route which incorporates 10, 30 and 50 mile options that participants can decide on the day which one they wish to do. Minimum sponsorship or entry fee is 20 euro. Under 18s need to have parental /guardian permission to take part.
We need to stress this year more so than other years that the event is not a race. There are numerous races coming up and there has been loads on during the year but this is not one of them as it not organised on the basis that people will be racing. This is primarily due to safety issues but it is also a day that people need to be encouraged along as there will be many new cyclists on the road for the event. If you feel that the event is too slow for you then you need to realise this now and we are asking you to use the day to cycle with others and encourage them along to finish the cycle which in itself is the achievement of the day in question.
Sign on for the event is from 9 to 9.45 on the morning and refreshments will be provided on the route and at the finish where there will be entertainment provided. There is also a raffle for all sponsorships handed in at the start and various spot prizes. Again minimum sponsorship or entry is 20 euro and it is hoped that people that would maybe not cycle would walk for this very worthy and local cause. We are looking forward to seeing you all on September 2nd for an enjoyable and active day
With the passing of our President, John Connor, a huge hole has been left in the club, and a wealth of history, knowledge and experience has been lost.
It is therefore even more important to gather, record and share what cycling lore is left. To that end we must keep the past alive by collecting club memorabilia, in whatever form, and pass it on to the next generation. Former Tralee C.C. cyclist, Mike Quinn has sent us some information from his glory days on the bike.
Here is Mike cycling for Safari Dunhallow Wheelers in the Kerry International Youth Tour in 1999. We also received a copy of the programme for the 2000 Youth Tour of Manchester, where Mike cycled for the Munster team.
Now the pressure is on for all the older members of the club…..so dust off the album; scour the attic, rummage through that old box…..you might even find a photo with John Connor in it…..Whatever we do, John would want us to plough on, and keep the pedals turning.
Well done to John Kelly who took part in the awesome Haute Route Cyclosportif which took riders from from Geneva to Nice last week. Only one word will do here John…
Check it out at www.hauteroute.org