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Take up the Craigavon Cycle Challenge for cancer charity

Please click on picture for a larger imageThe Craigavon Cycle is taking place on Saturday 21st May 2011, starting and finishing at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island, Lurgan. All funds raised will help to provide high quality nursing care from Marie Curie Cancer Care at home or at the Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast. Sign in takes place between 9am-10.30am.

If you own a bike and fancy a fun day out or a bit of a challenge the Craigavon Cycle Challenge is just for you. Whether you are amateurs, professionals, groups, individuals or families we would be only too delighted to hear from you. Minimum age of 16 applies.

There are 2 routes available for participants - 50km and 80km.

The 50k route largely follows the Craigavon Cycle Trail which is a ride through the Borough of Craigavon linking inland waterways, the shore of Lough Neagh and picturesque villages.

The 80k route follows similar lines until just after Portadown where it branches off towards Derrymacash.

Phil Kane, Community Fundraising Manager says "We like to encourage people to get out and about and take some exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Last year's event was a huge success with around 250 cyclists taking part and raising over £15,000. It was glorious weather. So, get on your bike and at the same time raise some money for a very worthwhile cause."

To take part or find out more please visit the Facebook page at, email or call Phil on 028 9088 2066.

The closing date for pre-registration is Friday 13th May 2011.

Ulster Star