Register now for ‘Tour de Foyle’ cycle or run

Some of the organisers and church leaders who will be taking part in this year's 'Tour de Foyle'.
Some of the organisers and church leaders who will be taking part in this year's 'Tour de Foyle'.
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Local church leaders want as many people as possible to take part in this year’s ‘Tour de Foyle’ charity challenge.

The event, which will take place in the city on Saturday August 29, will see church leaders from a variety of different denominations take part in either a 50 mile charity cycle or a 10k fun run.

The event is being planned by the North West Methodist Mission and the Churches Trust. It will build on last year’s inaugural ‘Tour de Foyle’ which attracted 140 cyclists. Through their participation and donations from the wider community the event raised £4,000 for the churches’ homeless and food bank projects.

Cyclists will undertake a scenic lap of Lough Foyle. Leaving from the Foyle Arena, they will cycle to Magilligan where, after a brief ‘pit stop’, they will board the ferry and cross to Greencastle. The route will then proceed back to the city, crossing the Peace Bridge into St Columb’s Park before finishing back at the Foyle Arena.

Registration is now open and will close on August 26, so book early to avoid disappointment. Visit www.tourdefoyle.co.uk for further details. People are also encouraged to engage with the event facebook site https://www.facebook.com/tourdefoyle