Lap The Lough for Cedar Foundation

Inga Norvilyte

Cedar delivers a range of services that enable people with disabilities to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities. Our services are centred around the individual needs of each person and are delivered throughout Northern Ireland.

Cedar is looking for intrepid cyclists to “Lap The Lough” on Sunday 30th August 2015 to raise funds for our work with children and adults with disabilities throughout Northern Ireland.

Lough Neagh is the largest lake in Ireland and Britain and the 3rd largest in Western Europe. At over 35km long and 20km wide needless to say it’s quite a water feature.

Lap The Lough is not exclusively for the elite or club cyclist but for anyone up for a challenge. The event aims to encourage as many cyclists as possible to do 1 lap of Lough Neagh on Sunday 30th August. So if you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to get back in the saddle… here it is!

Earlybird entry for the 10th edition of Lap the Lough has opened. £25 until Feb 28th.

Regular registration is open until the end of May 2014 where you can get entry for only £30, after that late entries cost £35. We encourage everyone to sign up as early as possible as we hit the 2000 bike ceiling in mid July last year and closed registration before 31st July.

Lap The Lough Route
We travel anticlockwise, turning left for the best part of the day, speeding up the Lap and making it safer, getting through Portadown and Antrim a bit earlier in the day. We leave Peatlands Park and go through Portadown, cross the Bann river and then toward Kinnego, Gawleys Gate, Glenavy. We stop at Clotworthy Gardens (in Antrim) for lunch then Randalstown, Toome, Ballyronan and back to Peatlands Park.

The route is mapped at approx.140km or 85 miles. However the route is subject to last minute changes, so this might rise by a few miles depending on road conditions closer to the date. On average there is a stop every 20 miles. At the first stop there will be water and a snack. The lunch stop is at Clotworthy Gardens in Antrim town, roughly half way and the third stop at roughly 60 miles in Ballyronan. Back at the finish there’ll be tea/coffee and a bite to eat

To register for this event go to www.lapthelough.org

Once you have entered, just let us know and we will give you your sponsorship form and fundraising pack. If you are cycling for Cedar we ask that you raise a minimum of £40 in sponsorship.

For more information phone Christine on 028 9061 2424 or email c.tweedie@cedar-foundation.org

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