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170Km My Way

# ROKCC2021

My Chosen Charity : Down Syndrome Kerry Ltd

I'm doing 170km My Way - Ring of Kerry cycle ride 2021 in June to fundraise for Down Syndrome Kerry. Your support would be very much appreciated.


€ 5,875.00

Target : € 5,000.00

  • 1106.6 Km Completed

    Total Distance Target of Route

    274 Km



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50% fundraising Target


Halfway Distance point


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My 170km Ring of Kerry

Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page.

Following a diagnosis of prostate cancer and chronic pulmonary sarcoidosis this year, I decided to take up cycling to combat the side effects of the heavy levels of cortisone used as a treatment.  My goal is to take part in the Ring of Kerry cycle ride which passes near my house in Ireland among the beautiful lakes and mountains of Co. Kerry.  Unfortunately due to Covid, the ride will not take place in Kerry in 2021 but I will be attempting to ride the 170km at the end of June in France. Hopefully we will all back to normal for 2022, where I plan to be fit enough to tackle the ascent to Moll's Gap (not easy on 50% lung capacity).
I've chosen to fundraise for Down Syndrome Kerry . All funds raised here will go directly to this great cause.
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Thank you to everyone for their donations and support. For those with the inclination, here’s the video. Nick Bell…

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Check out my ride on Strava.

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30k to go!

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Made it to Mezidon Canon. Only 100km left, making good time and for the moment the rain has stopped. Nest of storks…

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  • Online Donations € 5875.00
  • Offline Donations € 0.00
  • Chris Van Der Maele

  • Anonymous


    Very well done

    Many thanks for your kind donation.
  • Anonymous

    Many thanks for your kind donation.
  • Anonymous


    Greetings from Wild Blossom.

    Many thanks for your very generous donation. Good old Wild Blossom!
  • darren evett


    Fantastic cause. Good luck Nick

    Hi Darren. Thanks for your very kind donation. Nick
  • Anonymous


    Good luck Nick and well done!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Emily. Thanks for your very kind donation to Down Syndrome Kerry, I\'ve completed the ride and I am surprisingly still standing.
  • Anonymous


    Good Luck Nick 👍👏

    Thanks John for your kind donation. It\'s all done and dusted now and I feel surprisingly well.
  • Anonymous


    Well done Nick. Great job!!!

    Hi Etienne. Thanks for your kind donation to Down syndrome Kerry. I\'m surprised I haven\'t run into you as I\'m out near Thenney on a lot of training rides. Who knew it was uphill from Touques to there!
  • Yeomanstown Stud

    Dear Rolline and everyone at Yeomanstown, thank you for your really kind donation to Down syndrome Kerry. It has been absolutely fantastic the support that I have received from the thoroughbred industry. Best wishes Nick.

Recent Updates

28 Jun 2021

All done and finished, 174.8 km around Normandy and I don't feel too bad. A big thank you to everyone who sponsored me and for your support through out.

21 May 2021

RING OF KERRY CYCLE MAJOR UPDATE Originally I had planned to do the 170km ride at the end of June so as to have the chance of my son, William, joining me from England but it doesn’t look as though the travel restrictions will be lifted by then. Also the drug that I am taking for the prostate cancer, Zytiga is causing real problems. My face, body and legs are completely swollen. So much so that I hardly recognise myself in the mirror, I have problems seeing as my eyes are puffed up and I am even having problems walking let alone cycling. Instead of losing weight, I have gained 10 kilos. The ridiculous thing is that I never had a problem with my prostate until the Urologist spotted a swelling during a regular scan, now I feel like shit. Whatever happened to those nice energy rushes and hallucinations from the Cortisone taken for the Sarcoidosis. So I am going to stop taking the Zytiga and take my chances with the Radiation treatment after I have completed the cycle ride, which I am now going to move forward to the beginning of June. Hopefully I can lose some of the bloat by then.

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