The Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle returns to Cork Harbour this April to raise funds for for various local charities.
The cycle takes place on Sunday, April 14 and covers four routes between Camden Fort Meagher as far as Monkstown, Fota, Whitegate and back again.
The 40km, 60km, 85km or 120km routes will all start and finish in Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven.
The popular cycle will raise funds for the Mercy University Hospital Foundation, four Cork City and County Lions Clubs, and Camden Fort Meagher Restoration Committee.
As a new addition to the three regular routes around Cork Harbour, this year’s Fort 2 Fort Cycle Sportive includes a new, shorter route to entice new cycling enthusiasts to get involved in a “Couch to 40km" challenge. The outbound route departs from Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven and reaches Monkstown in approximately 55 minutes.
The inbound route takes a little longer at just over an hour on return to Camden Fort Meagher. This route has a low lying terrain so is suitable for beginners, however training for any sporting event is always advised.
Jim O’Connor, Chairman of this year’s Fort 2 Fort said, “We are really looking forward to welcoming back the enthusiastic cyclists who have supported the Fort 2 Fort year on year, as well as the new faces who will join us for this fantastic event."
Registration is now available online at www.mercyfundraising.ie or call (021) 4274076. For anyone interested in participating, early bird registration is €39 until March 1st. Registration is €45 for those who sign up online before 12 noon on April 12th, or at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island on Saturday, April 13th from 5pm to 8pm. For those who register on the day itself, from 8am to 9.30am in Crosshaven GAA Club, it is €50.