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Beara Charity Cycle 2016

Beara Charity Cycle 2016 has been announced for the 16th of July. What makes the Beara Charity Cycle so great is that it is organised fully by volunteers and is a non profit event, all of the money made by the participants paying their 50€ to take part goes to four local charities.

This is the sixth year that the event is being held and over the years this event has succeeded in raising 65000€ for local charities. The participants always have a great time and the routes are spectacular.

Watch a short video here of route two which shows some of the spectacular scenery.

Beara Charity Cycle 2016

Route one goes from Castletownbere around the Healy pass going up the North side and back to town. It is 51 KM.

Route two goes from Castletownbere West to Allihies back towards Eyeries and Lauragh over the Healey Pass and back to town. It is 81.3 KM.

Beara Charity Cycle 2016

Route three, is a combination of the route two followed by route one and arrives at 136.3 KM.

Check out the website of Beara Charity Cycle for more details, and please sign up for this prestige event.

 

Visit Whiddy Island

Visit Whiddy Island, just off the coast at Bantry harbour lies the island of Whiddy.  A magical mysterious island to spend a pleasant day or two on discovering its natural and historical beauty. Get in touch with Tim O’Leary and he will arrange your ferry trip. There is the Bank house bar on the island for food and refreshments and you can walk or cycle around the island at your leisure. The island also has some rental homes if you fancy a tranquil time away from the mad rush of mainland life. Check out whiddyferry.com for information. They have started up guided tours for 2015, very knowledgeable guide. Make this year, Visit Whiddy Island year.

Maybe even some of the crew from RedFM should visit too, as they don’t seem to know where Whiddy Island is…

This is my third video of West Cork Islands which I have made simply for my own pleasure. Promoting the Beara and West Cork.

Watch a video of Whiddy Island here

I have now made this the second version of the video. A lovely day again for the second visit. Make sure that 2015 is your year to visit Whiddy Island too…

Visit Whiddy Island

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The Bank house for food and refreshment
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Jetty to boat
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Whiddy Island School
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Tim O’Leary
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Site of old Graveyard and Church

This site is maintained by Richie Hodges if you would like your own video get in touch.

Please like and share this post to help Whiddy Island and its inhabitants.

Beara Charity Cycle 2014

Beara Charity Cycle 2014 was a fun weekend with fantastic weather. We cycled from Castletownbere to Dingle taking in Molls gap which comes out to 146 KM on a scorching day. That is apart from the five lads who decided to do the ring of Kerry too which made their day a 220 KM day. Of course I was  cycling so only have a few shots on day one of the start in Town and the food stop at Kenmare and Castlemaine. There was plenty of food too so nobody bonked…

Beara Charity Cycle 2014

Beara Charity Cycle 2014

Hard Man…

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Puncture man…

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Hard man number two

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End of day man

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Garnish men

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The Young ones

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Paul O’Shea “main man” and John Joe “the legend”

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Matt and Mary

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Three of the long distance men

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Food loading

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Lets go

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Breda

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John and Susan

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Food

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Stop number two Castlemaine

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The Ozzie

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Kevin feeling it…

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Rodney

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If I lie down I may never get up again

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Pat phone home

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Shaun

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Thanks Paul

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Fuel for the end

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Lisa

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Jane

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Anne Marie and Carl

On day two after a few pints the night before we headed back but went a slighter longer route through Kilgarvin making it 156 KM and I think most people were happy with their fitness levels as we all felt good riding  again, at least after the first few KM.

Bike N Beara helped all the way as well as many others who will go unnamed (they know who they are) There are more photos on the bikenbeara website

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Stole this picture from Vera at Bike N Beara visit their facebook page here

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And this one Team West from Pat Kelly

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