Breakthrough Cancer Research names as one of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Beneficiariesfor 2019

Posted on: 25 Feb 2019

Breakthrough Cancer Research names as one of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle Beneficiariesfor 2019

The annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is back!  


If you’re looking to do something special this summer, why not experience the feeling of taking part in Ireland’s largest single day charity fundraising event? Thousands of leisure cyclists are expected to take part in this year’s 175km Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, with places limited to 8,000 this year to ensure the safety of everyone involved. This year’s theme, #ExperienceTheFeeling, highlights the different ways everyone can experience the cycle. Whether its volunteering, cycling, fundraising, or attending the event on the day – all support is equally important to the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle and is truly an amazing experience to be part of.

Every year, the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle opens an application process for several charities to apply and become a beneficiary charity for the event. Breakthrough Cancer Research (Breakthrough) from Cork has been named as one of this year’s beneficiaries. Breakthrough funds the efficient and effective development of new treatments for cancer, focusing on translating lab discoveries into new treatment opportunities. In 2018, Breakthrough was able to fund 15 Research Project Grants which align with their vision of discovering and developing new and efficient treatments for poor prognosis cancers while ensuring that the patient is at the core of all efforts.

Eoghan O'Sullivan and Jesse Wiesblatt of Breakthrough Cancer Research pictured at the Launch of the 2019 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. 


Orla Dolan, CEO of Breakthrough Cancer Research states, “The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is an absolutely fantastic event at we are thrilled to have been selected as one of the main beneficiaries again in 2019. The money raised from the cycle is vital as it will help us to continue to provide funding for world class research into poor prognosis cancers. The momentum from events such as the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle provides the drive and motivation for breakthroughs to be made in cancer research and for improvements to be achieved in the quality of life for all cancer patients.”


Orla continues, “Research has shown us that physical activity can have a significant impact on our risk of developing cancer, so we are calling on cyclists and want to be cyclists to get on your bikes, get registered and get training! Do good for yourselves while helping to do good for Cancer Research. We look forward to cheering you on in July!”


Speaking at the launch, Bridget McGuire, Chairperson for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, said; “I am delighted to be working with the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle this year. For the past 36 years, it has been a significant charity fundraising event and I know it holds a special place in the hearts of Kerry people. After raising over €1 million last year, our goal for 2019 is to continue to raise as much money as possible for our six new charities. We’re encouraging everyone to experience and participate in this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle in some way - whether it’s participating in the cycle, volunteering, working with the charities involved or supporting the event on the day.”


The registration fee for 2019 is €100 plus a 3.5% service fee. Cyclists can choose to fundraise for their selected charity through the online fundraising platform, Everyday Hero, or sponsorship cards. The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle official merchandise includes a jersey or neck buff, both of which can be pre-ordered online once registration opens this Thursday.


Cathal Walshe, PRO for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, added that; “Registration for the event is on a first come first served basis. We’re encouraging everyone who signs up to follow The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle on social media so they don’t miss any important announcements, training tips or details on how fundraising efforts will help your chosen charity. Every euro raised, will go directly to your chosen charity.”


As mentioned above, places are limited this year. To ensure your spot, visit the website below to register and have the chance to experience the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, there’s no feeling like it.


For more information and to register visit,

To set up your fundraising page visit,

 Facebook: @RingofKerryCharityCycle


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