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Major community cycling event to run in Kilbeggan this weekend

Friday, 1st June, 2018 11:31am

Major community cycling event to run in Kilbeggan this weekend

On June 2 and 3, Esker Cycling Club, Kilbeggan are holding their second Sportive event, but this time have gone the extra mile to make it a real Bank Holiday sports festival event.

The proceeds of the event will go towards Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Kilbeggan Soccer Club.

The event kicked off with a launch night in the New Forest Park Golf Club where the generous sponsors were applauded for their support and the committee thanked the club members for their continued support and effort.

Saturday June 2 sees Kilbeggan becoming a National stage for some of Ireland’s best cyclists, many fresh from the seven-day International stage race ‘The Rás’, which has just reached its conclusion in Skerries.

Both male and female riders will race the 26km out and back route from Kilbeggan to Moate. The riders will be in great form and this promises to be spectacle for all. Head to the monument Kilbeggan at 7pm on the Horseleap side of the town, and take up your spot at the starting ramp!

On Sunday June 3, the Festival continues with the Sportive distances of 100km and 50km departing from the Green, Kilbeggan at 9am and 10am respectively. The Green will become a hive of activity from 10am, as the local soccer club have a great variety of inflatable soccer games for the big and small kids to enjoy.

Kilbeggan’s pitch and putt club have a competition for all to try out their skills. Local gyms are on board with sports challenges. There will be music, some delicious food stalls and a ‘real festival’ seating area to relax and soak up the atmosphere.

The 5km family fun run for those that prefer not to exercise on two wheels kicks off at 11 am with a quiet and safe route through the local harbour. Cyclists and runners will be welcomed back to the Green from 12.30pm, where massage therapists await to look after tired muscles!

There is so much more going on for all the family, and the organisers really look forward to seeing you there for a fun, active weekend for all the family to enjoy.

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