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As part of the #inthistogether national campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental wellbeing and staying connected during the COVID-19, on Friday evening Kerry County Council launched another element of the wellbeing campaign, called “Let’s Get Kerry Cycling”.
This announcement sees this initiative being rolled out over the coming weeks, commencing Friday 3rd July and will run until Friday 31st July. Previous campaign elements included the “Kerry Step Challenge” and the ‘In the Bag’ initiative.
The #inthistogether Kerry Campaign is building on the concept of doing something that makes people feel a little healthier and a little happier during our 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.
Programme Rollout – What’s it About?
The ‘Let’s Get Kerry Cycling’ initiative involves a 4-week programme comprising of six fun themed activities, based on our humble bicycle. The weekly activities will include week 1 cycling solo or with a friend to the shop or perhaps meet for an outdoor cuppa, week 2 a family cycle, week 3 a cycle wearing ones’ favourite club or county colours, week 3 (extended) a cycle wearing ones’ favourite club or county colours. 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. We envisage individuals and family members will exercise personal responsibility over the 4-week timeframe, bearing in mind the themed cycles are to be completed within the current HSE and recommended travel guidelines.
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.
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Getting Started | Tips | Progression
Launching our initiative was our programme ambassador, West Kerry Legend the wonderful Paudie Fitzgerald, former winner of the 1956 Rás race, who at a fine age is still living an active non-retiring life!
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.