Bike Week 2023 – Millstreet Library

Cork Bike Week 2023 will take place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st May 2023 and is a celebration of all things cycling.

This year we are running a ‘Tour de Cork’ design a t-shirt competition for children.

Sponsored by Cork Sports Partnership each of the winning designs will be printed on a t-shirt, and the t-shirt presented to the winning designer. There will be also be spot prizes for the runners up.

The age categories are ages 5-8 and ages 9-12 and the closing date for entries is Friday the 26th of May.

Entry Forms are also available in the library.

Bike Week – Monday 7 30pm

Millstreet Library – Monday 15th May at 7 30 pm

Experienced Cyclist Ben Murphy from Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club will give a talk on basic bike skills including bike maintenance, road safety and what to wear when cycling.  He will also advise on how to join the Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club and will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

This talk is for all age groups so everybody welcome – Free of Charge – No booking required.

Stage 3 Kerry Group Ras Mumhan will now be RUNNING 1 HOUR EARLIER on Easter Sunday morning

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Stage 3 Kerry Group Ras Mumhan will now be RUNNING 1 HOUR EARLIER on Easter Sunday morning.
Rollout from Green Glens Arena will be at 11am.
Locals can enjoy this spectacular event at various points on Sunday.
Check out this route on Strava: — RAS MUMHAN
STAGE 3 2023 Roll Out From Green Glens Arena Station Road @ 11am
Direction Rathmore Rathmore/Shinnagh Cross 11:13 – 11:17
Direction Mallow Top Of Cullen/Flynn’s Deli 11:23 – 11:30
Direction Mallow Derrinagree Junction 11:31 – 11:40
Direction Newmarket Newmarket 11:46 – 11:59
Direction Ballydesmond Ballydesmond 12:10 – 12:30
Direction Knocknagree Knocknagree 12:20 – 12:42
Direction Rathmore Rathmore/Shinnagh Cross 12:26 – 12:50
Direction Ballydaly Ballydaly 12:34 – 13:01
Direction Bellaugh Top Of Bellaugh 12:38 – 13:07 Limited Parking
Direction Kilmeady Kilmeady Castle 12:43 – 13:12
Direction Millstreet Liscahane Road Grotto 12:45 – 13:15
Direction Millstreet County Park Millstreet Country Park 12:55 – 13:33 Direction Kilcorney Kilcorney 13:02 – 13:46
Direction Moll Carthy’s Moll Carthy’s 13:05 – 13:51
Direction Millstreet Millstreet Dr Casey’s 13:15 – 14:04
Direction Aubane Kerryman’s Table 13:25 – 14:15
Finishline/Mushera 13:28 – 14:20
Limited Parking.
Thanks for your co-operation
We hope you enjoy what’s sure to be exciting racing.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club – Cycling Event – Kerry Group Rás Mumhan

Today Week after starting to tuck into your Easter Eggs we are hosting Stage 3 of Kerry Group Ras Mumhan, so come out and spectate. It’s a new stage this year on our training roads that will most likely decide the overall winner of Ireland’s 2nd biggest stage race after Ras Tailteann. Schedule For Spectators below. We ask all spectators to keep cars parked well off the road especially on the narrow climbs, also be careful of young kids and dogs to be kept on leads.

Roll Out From Green Glens Millstreet Station Road @ Midday Direction Rathmore Rathmore/Shinnagh Cross 12:13 – 12:17

Direction Mallow Top Of Cullen/Flynn’s Deli 12:23 – 12:30

Direction Mallow Derrinagree Junction 12:31 – 12:40

Direction Newmarket Newmarket 12:46 – 12:59

Direction Ballydesmond Ballydesmond 13:10 – 13:30

Direction Knocknagree Knocknagree 13:20 – 13:42

Direction Rathmore Rathmore/Shinnagh Cross 13:26 – 13:50 Direction Ballydaly Ballydaly 13:34 – 14:01

Direction Bellaugh Top Of Bellaugh 13:38 – 14:07 Limited Parking

Direction Kilmeedy Kilmeedy Castle 13:43 – 14:12

Direction Millstreet Liscahane Road Grotto 13:45 – 14:15

Direction Millstreet Country Park Millstreet Country Park 13:55 – 14:33

Direction Kilcorney Kilcorney 14:02 – 14:46

Direction Moll Carthy’s Moll Carthy’s 14:05 – 14:51

Direction Millstreet Millstreet Dr Casey’s 14:15 – 15:04 Direction Aubane Kerryman’s Table 14:25 – 15:15

Finishline/Mushera 14:28 – 15:20 Limited Parking Please

all animal owners remain off the road during this time, especially dogs owners keep them in house.

Thanks for your co-operation.

We hope you enjoy what’s sure to be exciting racing.

Map from the Rás Mumhan website

Trip to Newport for Nicholas James Buckley


Congratulations & the very best of luck to Nicholas James Buckley from Millstreet who trains with Sliabh Luachra CC & has been successfully selected by Munster Cycling Academy to travel with them to experience The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales during the mid-term break. 🚴‍♂️

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

SLIABH LUACHRA CYCLING CLUB are going to the WORLD CUP. SLIABH LUACHRA CYCLING CLUB are very proud to have 7 of its members representing the club this weekend at the UCI CYCLO-CROSS WORLD CUP in DUBLIN. We’d like to wish Nicholas James Buckley from Millstreet, Kate Murphy, Hannah Dennehy O Sullivan, Kieran Mulvaney, Tim Murphy, John Healy & Richie Cleverly all the very best of luck. We hope they enjoy this fantastic experience.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

On our club’s 10th anniversary we honoured 5 people who are 5 different characters that did work behind the scene and on the front of scene that built the foundation to make the club as successful as it is today. Our first 5 honorary members of Sliabh Luachra Cycling club are Mick Collins, Neily Cronin, Hannelie O Connor, John Reen and Donal Kelleher. Congratulations to all.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club


✅Preparation done ✅Bikes serviced ✅Bus loaded ✅RIDERS ARE ALL SET

For what will be an exciting full filled weekend of racing. The club is been fully represented by 19 young racers all heading up to Armagh for this year’s National Youth Championships with their parents for the weekend. We wish everyone of them the best of luck. 🚴

U11s Girls : Rose Lenihan, Lily Larkin, Caoilfhionn Foley. 🤪

U11 Boys : Dan Dennehy-0′ Sullivan, Ethan Real, Dillion O Sullivan. Ryan O Sullivan. 😍

U12 Girls : Abaigh Dennehy. Muirium Fenton 🥳 U12 Boys : Patrick O Sullivan, Conor Lynch, Kieran Mulvaney, Jack Fleming. 😋

U13 Boy : Cianan Dennehy. 🤩 U14 Girl : Hannah Dennehy-0′ Sullivan

😎 U14 Boy : Nicholas James Buckley. 🤗 U15 Girl. Kate Murphy.

😁 U16 : Donagh O Conor, Darragh Dennehy. 👏

We’d like to give credit where credit is due to all the coaches & parents over the last 12mths for all their support, time & patience.💞

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club youths, parents & trainers had a fantastic weekend at the JJ Keneally Newcastle West Cycling Club youth 2 day cycling event where 4 tough stages were held in extremely warm conditions on very hilly roads, fast descents & some serious climbs, a few mechanicals & a bit of fatigue didn’t hold back our 13 riders from performing to the best of their ability, all starting & finishing each stage very strong showing great strength & determination. There was a great buzz & atmosphere around with plenty ice-cream. It was a great weekend of racing all round for the club & youths. Lessons were learnt & skills development for future events.
We had a full field of riders in each age category & each did the club, their parents & coaches very proud.
U12s girls were 1st to kick off the event on Saturday morning with Abaigh Dennehy, Caolfhionn Foley & Rose Linehan.
Followed by U12s boys Dan Dennehy O Sullivan, Conor Lynch, Patrick O Sullivan & Ethan Reel.
U16 girls next up was Kate Murphy, followed on by U16 boys Donagh O Connor & Darragh Dennehy.
Then off 5mins after them were the U14 girls with Hannah Dennehy O Sullivan, followed by U14 boys Nicholas James Buckley & Cianan Dennehy.
All putting in fantastic effort in not so easy conditions.
There was a prize giving in the hall on Sunday evening where we congratulate Rose Linehan who won overall 1st unplaced U11. U12s Conor Lynch wins 3rd overall & Ethan Reel 4th overall. Kate Murphy wins 2nd over all in U16 girls.
We’d like to congratulate & thank Francie Collins & Peter Finn on running a very well organised event & Dany Blondeel for entertaining us with his music & keeping us informed.
More photos on their Facebook page 

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

Yesterday evening we officially launched our appeal of support from all of you, as 17 of our adult members will embark on a 600km cycle from Mizen head to Malin head in aid of the Irish Community Air Ambulance
On August 11th over 4 days. Our juvenile members joined us at the Air ambulance base airfield in Rathcoole, they didn’t get to see the Helicopter as it was out on a call in South Kerry. This is an unbelievable service that functions solely on the generosity of the public, that is greatly appreciated by everyone especially the family and friends of the individual’s that have benefitted from its service. Donation link below. 👇 TIA.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

A fantastic weekend of cycling for our youths dis weekend. 22 enthusiastic riders proudly representing the club in 2 great cycling events been held this weekend.
💝 3 riders headed to Co. Cavan for the Moynalty GP which was successfully held by Moynalty Cycling Club & we thank them for having us there. Conor Lynch U12, Hannah Dennehy O Sullivan U14 & Kate Murphy U16 had a very successful morning with each of them coming home with a cash prize. With tough competition there starting off at 9am, They each had a superb race in the morning heat. We congratulate Conor winning 3rd place, Hannah winning 4th place & Kate winning 1st place. Fantastic cycling by all 3. Great efforts.
🚴 It all kicked off at 10am for 19 more riders who headed to Limerick Racecourse for the Modulcc Race Day which was very well organised & supervised by Greenmount Cycling Academy & we thank them for having us there. 1st up was the fun race with 8 of our rising stars starting off the event in the U8s & U10s catorgy. Caroline Collins, George Cleverly, Cara O Sullivan, amazing duo Marian & Brian Mulvaney, Conor Fleming, Cian Cronin & back on the track Aoife O Mahony after a short break. They had 1 lap around the track & what a race they had with George & Caroline coming over the line in 1st place U8s & Cara winning 1st in U10s. Great effort shown by all our youths Marian, Brian, Conor, Cian, Aoife all improving with every race with smiles.
Next up we had 9 in the U12s.
Abaigh Dennehy, Rose Linehan, Caolfhionn Foley, Dan Dennehy O Sullivan, Kieran Mulvaney, Jack Fleming, mighty duo Dillon & Ryan O Sullivan & Ethan Reel.
They had 2 laps around the track. We congratulate Ethan on his 1st race back after his accident & what a race he had with his 1st win today in Greenmount showing great strength, Kieran crossed the line in 2nd place & was very powerful all the way. Abaigh was our 1st girl over the line & finished very strong with the boys showing great determination. 3rd place went to Rose & Caolfhionn won 1st unplaced U11. Both with very strong finishs. Training is paying off. Jack, Dan, Dillon & Ryan all crossed the line & are improving no end.
Then came along the U14s race where they had 6 tough laps & no let up in the heat, we had 1 rider Nicholas James Buckley who worked very hard in staying up with the bunch where he proudly finished in 3rd place.
U16s was next up with Donagh O Connor. He had 12 very tough laps & never fell back, fought very hard & powered on finishing over the line in 5th place.
👏 The club is very proud of all their members & their improvements with every training session. The weather was amazing & fun was had by the members in the playground there.
💯 We’d like to thank Vinnie for his continuous time in keeping these events going. We look forward to a return visit on 14th August.
😊 Thanks to all the parents who made the journeys & helped out. Thank you for your continued support.
New members are always welcome.
More photographs on their Facebook Page 

Christmas Charity Spin for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust

Nicholas J Buckley and Hannah O Sullivan Dennehy from Sliabh Luachra Cycling club are taking part in the Christmas Charity Spin on Thursday December 30th. Any donations would be greatly appreciated for this worth cause.

Donations can be made to any of the contacts on the poster or information on

Nicholas J Buckley from Millstreet is cycling 300km in aid of Jack & Jill foundation


Nicholas J Buckley from Millstreet is cycling 300km in aid of Jack & Jill foundation to raise money for Homecare Nursing Hours for Jack & Jill children fundraiser 24th December – 31st December.
Members of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club aged 10 upwards are cycling  an accumulation of 18 000 km between December 24th and 31st in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. It’s been a tough year for every Charity and we want to put our shoulder to the wheel by helping a Jack and Jill as they are a charity close to some of our club members that do unbelievable work providing in home nursing care for sick children that some unfortunately are near end of life. Every €16 raised provides 1 hour of nursing care to these families. Every euro raised goes direct the source required.
If you would like to support you can donate through the link below.

Fundraising For The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

35 Members (Aged 9 to adults) of Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club will accumulate 15000km between December 24th – 31st to raise fund for the Jack & Jill Children Foundation.
All funds raised  will go directly to this great cause. The funds are used to provide in home nursing care for families of great need.
They are hoping you can help  by donating whatever you can.


Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club

Week 3 of our juveniles beginners this week so don’t worry if you have missed the previous 2.
Spread the word to anyone you know that might be interested
Any kids from age 8 upwards who would like to give cycling a go we have an open day Saturday morning at 8.45am in Knocknagree Village. Don’t worry about what type of bike you have just come along for a bit of fun.

Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club weekly notes

The racing scene for both juveniles and adults kicked off last weekend with the Lacey Cup in Tralee and the Ras Maigheo for the underage taking place in Mayo.

SLCC had six riders in the Lacey Cup – John R O’Sullivan, Richard Cleverly, Donie Kelleher, Denis Lynch, Denis O’Connor and Ben Murphy. The race featuring two major climbs Gleann na Gealt and Sliabh Mish was held in very difficult weather on Sunday last. Denis Lynch made the initial 8 man break on the first climb which was eventually reeled back on the decent into Annauscaul. A further break of 12 riders got away near Inch in the middle of the hailstone shower, unfortunately no SLCC rider made this break which stayed away to the finish in Tralee. Denis Lynch, Denis O Connor and Ben Murphy made it home in the second group with the remaining SLCC riders making it home safely in what was a very difficult days work. Well done to Tralee Manor West BC for a well organised event.

The juveniles made the trip to Mayo for the two day, three stage event, featuring a road race on Saturday morning and a TT in the afternoon with a second road race on the Sunday morning. Weather conditions were tough for the full weekend. The Saturday road race was based out of Louisburgh GAA as was the TT in the afternoon which was cut short by half given the now biblical conditions. The Sunday races rolled out of Westport and Murrisk, at the foot of Croagh Patrick. Sean P Fleming and Nicholas Buckley competed in the Under 12 race with Aidan Morley and Ciaran Finnegan competing at Under 16. Amy Fleming finished 3rd in the girls Under 16 with Kate Murphy 2nd in the girls U14. Well done to everyone who travelled and braved the weather, and well done to Westport Covey Wheelers for running a well organised event in such difficult conditions.

Best of luck to Amy and Kate who are part of a Munster Cycling Academy Team travelling to Southport, Liverpool for round one of the Dolan racing Series next weekend. Thanks to the Munster Cycling Academy for this fantastic opportunity.

Training for new juvenile members continues with beginners always welcome to our Saturday morning sessions. Please contact the club via Facebook for further information.

Anyone interested in training for the Ring of Kerry please contact the club via Facebook or 087 9178836.


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