Cycle challenge to raise funds

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Cycling enthusiasts from Lurgan are invited to put their endurance skills to the test by competing in the famous Granite Challenge to help raise funds for charity.

Taking place on Sunday, October 4, the long distance cycle will mark the start of World Mental Health Week, with proceeds going towards local charity, Action Mental Health (AMH).

The money raised will enable AMH to provide life-changing services to help those living with a mental illness to recover from its effects through reskilling, employment, support and advice.

Supported by cycling club, La Lanterne Rouge, the brave participants will be put through their paces by embarking on a 55 mile route that starts at AMH’s New Horizons Service in Downpatrick, through the scenic surroundings of the Mournes and Spelga Dam, before returning back home via Bryansford, Maghera and Clough.

Entrance fee is £15 which includes a goody bag, tea stop at Spelga Dam and Lunch.

Register now by clicking on or on the day from 9am.

To find out more Action Mental Health and the services it offers, please visit