Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle for
CRITICAL – Emergency Medical Response

We provide pre-hospital emergency care to critically ill and injured patients in their local communities in both rural and urban areas in Ireland. We have a team of experienced Volunteer Emergency Medicine Doctors and Medical Responders on ground in counties Mayo, Donegal and Dublin. Additional volunteer doctors are set to join them in Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow and Waterford in the coming months.

Their rapid response vehicles are kitted out with specialist medical equipment including defibrillators, chest compression systems and suction units as well as advanced medical and trauma kits. This allows the medics to perform complex – often lifesaving – medical procedures, wherever and whenever they’re called upon.

We have ambitious plans to further expand this network and are already working with the National Ambulance Service in this regard. Money raised through this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle will help us on that journey.

Our ground teams responded to more than 1,800 incidents over the last three years alone, giving people the very best chance of survival when they find themselves seriously ill or injured.

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle fundraising can help us to kit out our volunteers so they can continue their life saving work. It costs an average of €25,000 to establish an Advanced level Volunteer Doctor in the community and €120,000 to put a new Critical Care response vehicle on the road. With your help we will be able to expand this service to more locations across Ireland.

The charity was established in 2009 as Irish Community Rapid Response and in 2019 it successfully launched Ireland’s first and only charity Air Ambulance. We need your help in every step of this journey to ensure that we can equip our Volunteer Emergency Medic Responders with all they need to respond in their communities.

Thank you for choosing Critical – Emergency Medical Response as your designated Charity for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2023. If you have any queries or need any support in your fundraising, please email info@communityairambulance.ie. We are very grateful for your support.



Registration for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2023 is now open, and there are some exciting incentives for our participants. By registering to support CRITICAL – Emergency Medical Response, cyclists will receive a free pair of socks to wear during the event. Additionally, those who register will be entered into a draw for a one-week bike training camp in Lanzarote next January, courtesy of Club La Santa (flights not included). However, the ultimate prize is reserved for those who register and raise a minimum of €150, as they will receive all of the above incentives, plus a CRITICAL cycling jersey. 

So if you’re passionate about cycling and want to support a great cause, be sure to register for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2023 today.