KERRY CYCLING: Pictured at the launch of the ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’ were: John Murray (LGKC Project Manager), Cora Carrigg (Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership), Brian Neenan, Tara Silva and her Mum Claire Neenan, Dave Elton (Chain Gang Cycling Club) and Avril Hewitt (Chain Gang Cycling Club). Photo: Domnick Walsh

 

 

As part of the national campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental well-being and staying connected during the COVID-19, Kerry County Council has launched ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’.

 

This announcement sees this initiative being rolled out over the coming weeks, commencing Friday, July 3 and will run until Sunday, August 16.  Previous campaign elements included the ‘Kerry Step Challenge’ and the ‘In the Bag’ initiative.

 

The #inthistogetherkerry campaign is building on the concept of doing something that makes people feel a little healthier and a little happier during current times. Therefore, Kerry County Council, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership/Sport Ireland and the Chain Gang Cycling Club have developed a unique and enjoyable programme of simple cycling themed activities, which are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

 

The ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’ initiative involves a six-week programme comprising of six fun themed activities, based on the humble bicycle. The weekly activities will include Week One; cycling solo or with a friend to the shop or perhaps meet for an outdoor cuppa, Week Two; a family cycle, Week Three; a cycle to a historical monument or a Wild Atlantic Way sign, Week Four; a cycle wearing ones’ favourite club or county colours, Week Five; a cycle to the water’s edge wrapping up the six weeks by cycling a marathon (42.1km) over seven days during the final week!

One will have lots of fun completing these manageable challenges and activities and possibly meet and greet other cyclists and neighbours along the journey throughout ones’ locality. Its envisaged that individuals and family members will exercise personal responsibility over the six-week timeframe, bearing in mind the themed cycles are to be completed within the current HSE and recommended travel guidelines.

To get involved, all sign up all details are on the sports partnership website www.kerryrecreationandsports.ie via Eventbrite and why not follow us on Facebook.

In This Together Kerry’ is spearheaded by a group comprising Kerry County Council’s Community Department, the Kerry Public Participation Network, the Kerry Age Friendly Programme, Healthy Kerry, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, Kerry Library, Kerry County Museum and the Kerry Arts Programme.