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Tour de Foyle 2017

Date26.08.17
LocationThe Foyle Arena, Derry–Londonderry
CategoryAll Events

Tour de Foyle 2017

Church Leaders launch this year’s Tour de Foyle 10–80 which will be held on Saturday 26th August 2017

The Leaders of the Churches in the City invite people to get on their bikes or put on their walking/running shoes and participate in this years Tour de Foyle 10–80 Charity Event, which will take place on Saturday 26th August, setting off from the Foyle Arena.

The event is being planned by the Churches Trust and the North West Methodist Mission and is supported by the four Church leaders in Derry~Londonderry. Now in its fourth year, it has attracted participation from far and wide and organisers are hoping this year’s event will be even bigger and better.

Organisers are inviting visitors to the city to sign up and see what the scenic area of Lough Foyle has to offer in terms of its beauty, villages, flora and fauna. The experience whether on foot or by bike provides a unique perspective of the Foyle for visitors and locals alike.

10K ‘Walk with us’ Charity Walk 

Church leaders will lead this element of the event and invite everyone to join them in what will be a leisurely and scenic walk.

Participants will begin at Foyle Arena, make their way through St Columb’s Park toward the riverfront, along the peace bridge and along the waterfront and into Bay Park (where there will be a water station), up onto and along the Foyle Bridge, along the Greenway and back into St Columb’s park and finishing back at Foyle Arena where some well–earned and delicious refreshments will be served.

10k Charity Run

For those of you who prefer to run, why not follow this same route and use this as a training base for the Half Marathon?

80K Charity Cycle

Cyclists will undertake a scenic lap of Lough Foyle. Leaving the Foyle arena, participants will cycle to Magilligan and after a brief ‘pit stop’ will then board the Ferry across to Greencastle. The route will then proceed back to the City crossing the Peace Bridge into St Columb’s park and finishing back at the Foyle Arena. We welcome back previous participants and hope that visitors to the City will take the opportunity to experience this area of outstanding natural beauty on two wheels.

The Tour de Foyle 10–80 is all about taking part;it is a fun event and not a race. It is open to everyone, from the novice to the experts in walking, running or Cycling. It is simply to bring people together from all the communities across our City and beyond, to raise much needed funding for the Homeless and those in need right here in the City. 

By taking part in the events you will be helping people in your own community who are experiencing difficult times in their lives and are working with the help of the Churches Trust and the North West Methodist Mission to get things back on track.
So please help us continue to help put people’s lives back on track by getting on your bike or putting on your walking/running shoes on Saturday 26th August 2017 and taking part in one of our events.

Registration is now open so check our website: www.tourdefoyle.co.uk
or our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tourdefoyle
For those unable to participate, they can still show their support and make a donation by visiting https://mydonate.bt.com/events/tourdefoyle1080donations