Recently the leaders of the Churches in the City invited people to ‘get on their bikes’ and come  together to participate in the ‘Tour de Foyle’ Charity Cycle event on Saturday 23rd August, setting off from St Columb’s Park from 7.30am.

Taking up the offer and lending his support to this worthy cause will be Donegal man Ronan  McLaughlin who until earlier this year, spent 6 years with the An Post – Chain reaction professional  cycling team.

The event is being planned by the North West Methodist Mission and the Churches Trust and is supported by the Irish Churches Peace Project which is funded by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.

It involves encouraging cyclists to undertake a scenic lap of Lough Foyle (50 miles approximately).  Leaving St Columb’s Park, participants will cycle to Magilligan and after a brief ‘pit stop’ will then board the Ferry across to Greencastle. The route will then take them back to the City crossing the Peace Bridge before arriving at the finish in St Columb’s Park.

Family Fun Cycle and Picnic in the Park

To encourage wider participation from all ages, the event will also include a ‘Family Fun Cycle’, contained within St Columb’s Park and beginning at 11am. Families are encouraged to bring along a picnic and, when they have finished their cycle, enjoy having this together whilst awaiting the arrival back into the Park of those participating in the bigger ‘Tour De Foyle’.

By taking part in the ‘Tour de Foyle’ or the ‘Family Fun Cycle and Picnic in the Park’ you will be  helping people in your own community who are experiencing difficult times in their lives and who  are working with the help of our charities to get things back on track.

Register now and before 15th August @ www.tourdefoyle.co.uk and for further details check https:/ /www.facebook.com/tourdefoyle

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