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ChallengeHer Cycling Sportive 2018 under starter's orders

ChallengeHer Cycling Sportive 2018 under starter's orders

ChallengeHer 2018, a cycling sportive aimed at women has been launched.

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THE  Moy Square Wheels are launching their annual charity cycling sportive, ChallengeHer 2018 which takes place on Sunday 20th May at Armagh Rugby Club. There are two routes available; 30 miles and 50 miles and all proceeds will go directly to The Alzheimer’s Society, Northern Ireland. Their spokesperson, Nuala O’Hare explained, “Alzheimers is a very debilitating disease which affects people over 65; although it can affect younger people as well. It causes loss of, memory, concentration and communication – which can be very distressing for the sufferer and their family.” The Square Wheels Chairperson, Teresa McAllister is pleased to be supporting such a worthwhile charity, “We are delighted to have The Alzheimer’s Society as our nominated charity this year for ChallengeHer. And we would invite as many participants as possible to come along and make the day as successful as the previous years.”

The 2 routes follow the apple blossom orchards of Armagh, leading into County Tyrone. The 50 mile route branches off towards Coalisland and Dungannon and the 30mile route veers towards Ardress. Both routes converge in Moy Village, where a lunch stop in the famous Tomney’s Bar awaits. Then it’s homeward bound for a pasta party in Armagh Rugby Club. Organiser Mary McConville adds, “Although ChallengeHer is primarily targeting women, men are also welcome. We would invite you all to come along and use your pedal power to raise funds for The Alzheimer’s Society. Please visit www.challengeher.net for more information or to register and don’t forget to visit our Facebook page Challengeher Cycling Sportive.” On-line registration costs only £15 or alternatively you can register at 8am on the day for £20.

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