21 December 2015
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY!
The 2016 West Cork Emergency Services and Friends Charity Cycle will take place on Saturday 9th July 2016.
We are now looking for applications from West Cork charities to be beneficiaries of the 2016 cycle. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
18 September 2015
A large crowd attended the presentation of the proceeds of this years cycle which took place in The Parkway Hotel on Thursday 17 September. Cheques totalling 12,000 euros were presented to Dunmanway Community Sports Hall, St. Vincent De Paul (Bantry Branch), West Cork Underwater Search & Rescue, Cheshire Ireland (West Cork).
We would like to thank The Parkway Hotel for providing the room and refreshments on the night. We would again like to thank everyone who supported the cycle this year, those who cycled, sponsored, stewarded or helped in any way to raise this massive amount of money.
The West Cork Emergency Services & Friends Charity Cycle will take place again next year and we look forward to seeing everybody again next year.
14 September 2015
Almost 14,000 euros was raised from this years cycle. A big thanks to sponsors, stewards, cyclists and anyone who helped in any way to make the event a success.
The presentation will take place on Thursday September 17th at the Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway at 8pm.
14 July 2015
We’d like to say a huge big thank you to everybody for taking part and/or contributing to our Cycle last Saturday. The weather could only be described as miserable but the good humour and the friendly, smiley faces that people managed to put on was incredible! Fair play to you, great credit is due to you.
There are 300 / 400 photos up on Facebook and on Flickr; check them out and remind yourself what you went through for some very deserving causes.
Money-wise we did very well despite the weather, we have over €12,500 raised so far. If there is any outstanding sponsorship money left out there we’d be delighted if you could send it to us at Bantry Fire Station or directly to our bank account.
IBAN: IE22 AIBK 9360 1414 0081 88
As we were starting and finishing in a new location and had a totally new route this year we would be delighted if you would give us some feedback or comments on the event. We will definitely have better weather next year but if there is any other way which you think we could improve the day please let us know either by email ( email@example.com ) or on Facebook.
Once again thank you for your contribution, it really is appreciated and we hope to see you next year.
We would also like to sincerely thank the sponsors and volunteers who supported us for this years cycle. Please see our Sponsors page. We apologise if we have left anyone out. If we have, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
8 July 2015
Online Registration for this years cycle is now Closed. Registrations will be accepted on the morning of the cycle from 9.30am.
26 June 2015
Week 8 of Paudie O’ Donovan’s training programme for this years cycle is up on our Facebook page at this link. Online Registration closes on Wednesday 8th July.
24 June 2015
Online Registration is closing in 2 weeks, Wednesday 8th July.
22 June 2015
Less than 3 weeks to go! Week 7 of Paudie O’ Donovan’s training programme for this years cycle is up on our Facebook page at this link.
13 June 2015
4 weeks to go! Week 6 of Paudie O’ Donovan’s training programme for this years cycle is up on our Facebook page at this link.
5 June 2015
Week 5 of Paudie O’ Donovan’s training programme for this years cycle is up on our Facebook page.
29 May 2015
Week 4 of Paudie O’ Donovan’s training programme for this years cycle is up on our Facebook page. Registration is now over 50% full. Register early at www.westcorkemscycle.org.
25 May 2015
Week 3 of Paudie O’ Donovan’s training programme for this years cycle is up on our Facebook page.
18 May 2015
Registration is continuing very well, nearly 50% full. Great to see some familiar names registering once again from all parts of the country. We advise people to register early to avoid disappointment. Once we are full registration closes.
17 May 2015
Week 2 of Paudie O’ Donovan’s training programme for this years cycle is up on our Facebook page or on The Southern Star website.
10 May 2015
Week 1 of Paudie O’ Donovan’s training programme for this years cycle is up on our Facebook page or on The Southern Star website. Keep an eye on Paudie’s column in The Southern Star each week for the next 8 weeks.
1 May 2015
Registrations are continuing very well. About 30% of places are now booked. Keep an eye on fitness section of The Southern Star from next Thursday where Paudie O’ Donovan will be plotting out an 8 week plan for those wishing to do the cycle.
For more information and to register go to www.westcorkemscycle.org
28 April 2015
Fantastic response to first week of registration. Over 20% full already!
Register now at www.westcorkemscycle.org
22 April 2015
The Beneficiaries of this years West Cork Emergency Services & Friends Charity Cycle are:
West Cork Underwater Search & Rescue
Dunmanway Community Sports Hall
St. Vincent De Paul (Bantry Branch)
Cheshire Ireland (West Cork
21 April 2015
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20 April 2015
****** REGISTRATION NOW OPEN *******
Now in its 12th year, having already raised over €400,000 for local West Cork Charities, the West Cork Emergency Services and Friends Charity Cycle will take place on Saturday July 11th.
The cycle is aimed at the ‘Leisure Cyclist’ as well as the ‘Committed Cyclist’ and will have two routes, 70 km and 100km. Both routes will start from the GAA grounds in Dunmanway and will head over the Cousane Gap, through Kealkill to Bantry. The main food-stop will be in Bantry Fire Station.
The 70km route will follow the mainly flat, wind assisted, main road back to Dunmanway via Drimoleague. The 100km route will turn right 5km beyond Bantry and take on the Barnageeha climb en route to Ballydehob, on to Skibbereen, through Drimoleague and back to Dunmanway. There will be the usual post cycle Barbeque and socialising in Dunmanway.
This year the Beneficiaries include; West Cork Underwater Search and Rescue, Dunmanway Community Sports Hall, Bantry St. Vincent De Paul and Cheshire Ireland West Cork Services.
The organising committee would like to thank all the sponsors, Volunteers and the media partners, C103 and the Southern Star newspaper, and also to particularly thank, Garry Minehane and his team for all their great work in setting and running up such a wonderful event for the past 11 years.
This has always been, and will continue to be, a fun cycle not a race and cyclists are encouraged to take their time on the day and enjoy the social aspect of the event.
For the ‘Leisure Cyclist’, or those who have not been on a bike in a while and might be a bit apprehensive about tackling 70km, Paudie O’Donovan of the Southern Star will feature an 8 week training programme in his weekly column leading up to the event.
For further information and to register for the event log on to www.westcorkemscycle.org ; a Sponsorship Card will be posted out following registration. Spaces are limited so it is advisable to register early to avoid disappointment. Enquiries can also be made to Cormac Daly 087-2405606.
Now in its 16th year,
the Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle
has already raised over
for local West Cork Charities