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CORK REBEL TOUR CELEBRATES 10 YEARS ON THE ROAD

Monday 14 May 2018

CORK REBEL TOUR CELEBRATES 10 YEARS ON THE ROAD

- Cork Rebel Tour returns to the Beara Peninsula on September 8th -

Monday 23rd April, County Hall, Cork, 2018; Cork Sports Partnership recently announced Cork County Council and Bantry Bay Port Company as joint sponsors of the Cork Rebel Tour 2018. Celebrating its 10th year, the Cork Rebel Tour returns to West Cork and the Beara Peninsula for the 6th time on Saturday 8th September.

Pictured Above from L - R: Mr. Conor Mowlds, Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland, Captain Paul O' Regan,  Harbour Master of Port of Cork & Bantry Bay Port, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Declan Hurley, Mr. Tim Lucey, CEO Cork County Council, Ms. Kristine Meenaghan, Coordinator, Cork Sports Partnership, Cllr. Derry Canty, Cork County Council & Board of Director, Cork Sports Partnership and Cllr. Joe Carroll, Chairperson of West Cork Municipal District, Cork County Council. 

 

Kristine Meenaghan, Coordinator of the Cork Sports Partnership made the announcement on Monday in Cork County Hall. “Cork Sports Partnership is delighted to have Cork County Council and Bantry Bay Port Company on board as co-sponsors of this year’s event. Cork County Council and Bantry Bay Port Company have been long-time supporters of the work of Cork Sports Partnership and in particular of the Cork Rebel Tour”. She added “Events like the Cork Rebel Tour would not be possible without the support of sponsors like Cork County Council and Bantry Bay Port Company and the local communities in Beara and we are grateful for their continued support”.

The event encourages people to get physically active through cycling the uniquely breath-taking scenery of the Beara Peninsula. Starting in Glengarriff, participants will have 2 routes to choose from in the 160km Rebel Challenge and 85km Rebel Rider. A number of family fun 10km cycles will also take place throughout Cork in conjunction with the event. This will include a family cycle in Glengarriff organised by a number of local community groups and organisations.

Pictured Above from L - R: Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Declan Hurley, Mr. Tim Lucey, CEO Cork County Council, Ms. Rose Carroll, Senior Staff Officer, Cork County Council and Cllr. Derry Canty, Cork County Council & Board of Director, Cork Sports Partnership.

 

Speaking at the launch, Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Declan Hurley said: “Cork County Council is delighted, again this year, to be associated and sponsor the Cork Rebel Tour. The Tour encourages people of all fitness levels to get physically active by getting on their bikes and taking in the breath-taking scenery of the Beara Peninsula’s hills, valleys, and picturesque local villages”.Tim Lucey, Chief Executive of Cork County Council, said: “Tourism has a vital role in supporting the local economy in Cork and leisure activities such as cycling play an important part in this. It is great to see the Cork Rebel Tour returning to the Beara Peninsula for the 6th year. The spectacular nature of the routes and scenery provide the perfect backdrop for this event to showcase West Cork”.

Since 2009, Cork Sports Partnership has been supporting recreational cycling in Cork. Last year over 2,500 cyclists took part in the event and similar participation is expected this year.

Pictured Above from L - R: Ms. Sara MacKeown, Marketing Executive, Port of Cork, Mr. Conor Mowlds, Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland and Captain Paul O' Regan,  Harbour Master of Port of Cork & Bantry Bay Port. 

Paul O’ Regan, Harbour Master of Port of Cork & Bantry Bay Port said of the announcement, “The Cork Rebel Tour provides a great opportunity for families, friends and colleagues to experience some of what West Cork has to offer and Bantry Bay Port Company is excited to sponsor and support the event again this year. He added “We hope to have a team of 100 cyclists participating in this year’s event and look forward to meeting everyone taking part on 8th September.”

With last year’s event selling out in record time, participants are encouraged to sign up early with family, friends and work colleagues to avoid missing out. Registration for the event opens on Tuesday 8th May on www.corkrebeltour.ie

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About the Cork Rebel Tour:

The Cork Rebel Tour is a mass participation leisure sportive organised by Cork Sports Partnership. Over 2,500 participants take part in the event annually with 160k, 85k and 10k family fun routes to choose from.

The event was formerly a part of the An Post Cycle Series and subsequent Sport Ireland Cycle Series. 

 

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