Saturday 26th August 2017

Kells Kings celebrate a 6th successful year

Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody launches the 2017 Kells Kings Charity Cycle outside the Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre on Walkin Street Kilkenny.

Kells Kings celebrate a 6th successful year in aid of Cois Nore.

Cycling fever once again gripped the village of Kells, Co.Kilkenny on Saturday 26th August with over 300 cyclists travelling from all over Ireland to partake in the now well established Kells Kings Cycle. Funds raised each year go directly to Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre to fund the many invaluable services and therapies such as reflexology, counselling, support groups and nutritional advice that are available from Cois Nore for families who are dealing with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. To date over €70,000 has been raised by the Kells Kings cycle and the committee will tally up the 2017 figures in the coming weeks and present another cheque to Cois Nore.

The 116km and 80km cycles were the first to leave the village of Kells. The weather conditions were ideal for cycling enthusiasts allowing the cyclists to take in the scenic route that these cycle routes take in. The 45/40km and 7.5km cycles followed later that afternoon with the cyclists congregating back in Kells afterwards to enjoy some well earned stew, soup and sandwiches.

Each year the cycle attracts more participants with cyclists travelling from further afield each year to participate in the cycle with the cyclists being greeted by warm welcomes in the village of Kells and encouragement from the marshals who come from all over Kilkenny and further afield to guide the cyclists safely back to Kells.

Talking about the day, the chairperson of the Kells Kings said ‘The Committee would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the cyclists and the vast number of volunteers who continue to support the Kells Kings without all these people this day would not be possible’.

Preparation will soon begin for the 2018 even0,stay tuned for updates!. For anyone wishing to get involved in this great event or anyone who think they can help with donations - you can contact John on  087- 6488986.

Have a quick look at the video below and you'll find out how it all began.


Kells Kings Cycle & Fun Day

Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre Kilkenny

Cois Nore Cancer Support Centre, Kilkenny

Up until recently Kilkenny was one of only six counties in Ireland with no Cancer Support Centre. Thanks to a number of fundraising efforts (including the Kells Kings Annual Cycle), that's all changed. Now the people of county Kilkenny have a centre which provides compassionate, practical and emotional support for those dealing with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis....READ MORE

Cois Nore affiliated to the Irish Cancer Society