Staff, listeners and guests at Radio Kerry will attempt to cycle the entire 180 kilometres of the Ring of Kerry cycle without ever leaving the building.
On a bicycle attached to a turbo trainer, supplied by O Sullivan’s Cycles in Killarney, a relay of cyclists will start off at 7am and attempt to complete the cycle by the time Brendan Fuller signs off on the Afternoon Show at 5.30pm.
The idea for the virtual cycle came from Radio Kerry’s Afternoon Show presenter and Killarney native Brendan Fuller who completed the 2013 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle last year in eight hours.
Speaking about the planned event Radio Kerry’s General Manager Fiona Stack that several staff members have completed the actual cycle in the past so this is a chance for many others, who are not regular cyclists, to get involved, have a bit if fun and raise some money.
A MyCharity.ie fundraising page has been set up for this event to offer anyone wishing to make a donation. The beneficiary will be the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle which will then be split among the 2014 Charities who are Acquired Brain Injury Ireland- Kerry Services, Ard Cúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry, Irish Red Cross – Tralee Branch, Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone Disease, Kerry Hospice Foundation/Palliative Care, Kerry Parents and Friends Association, NSAC/Kerry Stars Special Olympics, Pieta House – Suicide Crisis Centre, Self Harm Crisis Centre, Valentia Island Cottage Hospital.
Cathal Walshe, spokesman for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, said that the Committee is delighted that Radio Kerry, one of the main partners to the Cycle, has decided to undertake this novel fundraising initiative.