The ‘Castlegregory Bikeathon Festival’ 24 hour event is the first of its kind in Ireland and will be held in indoors Castlegregory, Co. Kerry next 17th/18th February. The top prize for the event is a whopping €10’000, with a second prize of €5’000 and third taking €1000. There will also be other cash prizes for various categories.
The concept is simple. Teams of between 6 and 10 members will compete against each other indoors on stationary bikes (Wattbikes) over a 24 hour period with the team clocking up the most mileage taking home the top prize of €10’000. As this is a charity event, entry fees are in the form of sponsorship lines (ten cards per team – 100 lines at €2 each per card) so it costs clubs nothing to enter and will be a great way to test how all that winter spinning has paid off before the new season!
Around the event the local community has come together and there will be B&B discounts, Bikeathon special offers, festival events, bar exemptions, discos, bands etc all coming together to make a real festival atmosphere against the backdrop of a great event with some jaw dropping prizes (festival events programme can be seen on our facebook page). The beneficiaries of the event are the JIGSAW mental health charity and also the local soccer team who are helping run the event.
Even though this is a cycling event, anyone that wants to enter, regardless of sporting ability or background, is encouraged to contact the Castlegregory Bikeathon Committee to get their sponsorship packs. With a mixture of premier cycling teams, college teams, gaa teams, soccer teams & others already signed up, it’s promising to be a super weekend in Castlegregory next February. With Killarney company ‘iBike events’ on board to ensure a top class, smooth running event and the cutting edge technology of the Wattbikes which will provide real time leader boards and super accurate distance readings this promises to be a really excellent event – an event type never before seen in Ireland!!
Closing dates for entry is 1st January. 2012, with a closing date for entry fees of 16th January 2012.- Call now on 087-7434377 to confirm your teams place or email [email protected]