Three Peaks Challenge hailed a super success

Participants in the Three Peaks Challenge taking a break at a refreshments stop along the route

The Three Peaks Cycling Challenge, to raise funds for Down Syndrome Kerry, was a fantastic event, despite the inclement weather conditions and organisers said all who participated really enjoyed the camaraderie.

There were two routes available – 100km or 75km – to meet all abilities and it was described as the perfect warm-up for anyone thinking of doing the Ring of Kerry cycle this year or those looking for a really well run sportive.

The 100km route challenged the stronger cyclists and the 75km route gave cyclists the chance to become familiar with Moll’s Gap which is part of the Ring of Kerry route.

Pat O’Sullivan from Killarney takes a break from the saddle

The cyclists set out from Killarney, heading out the Cork Road with the 75km route (one peak) turning right at Loo Bridge for Kilgarvan and on to Kenmare, while the 100km route, (three peaks) headed over the county bounds to Ballyvourney, on to the Top of Coom and then Kenmare.

Both routes continued on over Moll’s Gap, passing through Ladies’ View and back into Killarney, where all participants were treated to refreshments at the finish line.

Down Syndrome Kerry and Killarney Cycling Club have thanked everyone who participated in and supported the event, including the sponsors and everyone else involved for their marvellous contribution to help make the fantastic day happen.

A special word of thanks was issued to all the volunteers from both Down Syndrome Kerry and Killarney Cycling Club who gave up their time to ensure all cyclists were fed, watered and supported on the day.

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