Ring of Kerry Cycle a great day out for the nearly 12,000 participants who raise nearly 2 million euros for charities. Kieran Casey was chief electrical engineers at the Kenmare food station, I was assistant to chief engineer. Tony Daly (no relation) did a great briefing for the over 100 volunteers involved in giving out the tea, sandwiches, bananas, biscuits, water, organised the ambulances, and the bike repair. Well done to all involved.
It was an honoured to meet Killarney man Denis Geaney who along with a small group started the Ring of Kerry cycle 31 years ago. To date over €12,000,000 raised for organisations like Enable Ireland who are one of many charities who have benefited from the blood, sweat and tears of many people who raised funds as cyclists over the years. Sean Scally of Enable Ireland was one of the many volunteers on duty to help.
Not 1 but 2 flat tyres did not stop 2012 Kerry Rose Ann Marie Hayes from completing the Ring of Kerry cycle. Doctor Hayes to give her current title is just back from Tanzania where she was working in a hospital, as a result Ann Marie did only 2 training sessions for the cycle. She made Kieran Casey and I feel a bit unfit.