Kells Angels: Kilkenny cyclists raise €6,000 for wheelie good cause
By COLIN BARTLEY
A GROUP of Kilkenny friends who set up a social cycling club over a few drinks have turned their passion for peddling into a hobby that’s benefits others.
This week, members of the Kells Angels Cycling Club presented a €5,660 cheque to the Friends of St Luke’s Carlow/Kilkenny Stroke Service, monies raised from two events they organised and participated in this year.
At the start of June, nine cyclists from the club took embarked on a Mizen Head to Malin Head challenge, a three-day cycle of over 620km.
Earlier in the year on May Bank Holiday weekend, the club organised their now annual St. Luke’s Hospital Carlow Kilkenny Stroke Service Charity Sportive around county Kilkenny, which attracted many leisure cyclists as well as club members.
The money donated to the stroke services was raised through generous contributions from friends and the public. The Kells Angels also raise money for the Thomastown Community River Trust.