Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle announces 10 main beneficiary charities for 2017

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle launch 2017. Photo by Don MacMonaglee: [email protected]

The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle has announced its 10 main beneficiary charities for 2017.

The annual event, which is now in its 34th year, has raised nearly €12 million to date.

The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is the biggest one day charity fundraising event in Ireland and attracts over 10,000 leisure cyclists, completing the 112-mile challenge across the Ring of Kerry.

Registration for the 10,000 spaces opens on the 25th of February; cyclists will have to select one of the 10 main charities.

There’ll be no lottery system this year; organisers say this aims to provide a smoother process for cyclists and fundraisers.

There’ll be a registration fee this year of €100 plus a 3.5% service fee; cyclists can also make additional donations or fundraise for their chosen charity.

The 10 main beneficiary charities for 2017 are Derrynane Inshore Rescue Services, Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, Talbot Grove, Recovery Haven, Social Action Group Rathmore, Kerry Parents and Friends Association, Down Syndrome Ireland – Kerry Branch, Camphill Community Dingle, Temple Street Foundation, and Valentia Island Hospital.