Hurling Stars Launch the 8th Annual Kells Kings Charity Cycle

 


 

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!



The Kells Kings Charity Cycle Committee is pleased to announce that this years annual cycle has been set for SATURDAY 31st AUGUST 2019.


This year’s event will take place on 31st August with a cycle route 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, 80km, 45km and 4km routes, all of which start in Kells. With increasing numbers taking part each year, cyclists are encouraged to register early at www.kellskings.ie. Medals will be presented to all cyclists after the cycle.

 
All cycles will leave the Kells Childcare Centre, with the 116km & 80km cycles leaving together at 9.45am, the 45km leaving at 1.30pm and the 4km leaving at 3.00pm.

All the cycle routes can be viewed on the website under the routes tab.


Our tasty burgers will make a return this year after great success and feed back from last years cycle.


The Kells Kings have raised over €80,000 to date and hope to add to this with your help for the 2019 event. As always your contribution will go directly towards the provision of much needed cancer support services in Kilkenny and the team at Cois Nore have asked us to express their heartfelt gratitude to you for your continued support over the past number of years.

Our facebook page and website will be updated with further information as the big day approaches.

Registration is now open - So book in the date - 31st August and take a trip to Kells for some welcoming smiles, wonderful atmosphere and a fun filled day. 

 

For anyone wishing to donate towards this years event or who wish to get involved in the day and its preparations please do not hesitate to contact us through our FACEBOOK page or the information email info@kellskings.ie.






 


Kilkenny People of the Year Awards 2017- Kells Kings winners of the Volunteerism category.


Kells Kings Cycle & Fun Day

Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre Kilkenny


Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre, Kilkenny

Up until recently Kilkenny was one of only six counties in Ireland with no Cancer Support Centre. Thanks to a number of fundraising efforts (including the Kells Kings Annual Cycle), that's all changed. Now the people of county Kilkenny have a centre which provides compassionate, practical and emotional support for those dealing with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis....READ MORE

Cois Nore affiliated to the Irish Cancer Society

CHARITY REGISTRATION NUMBER: CHY 20112