Get on your bike for annual charity fun run in the Glens

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to hop on their bikes for this year’s annual ‘FROG’ cycling event.

FROG (Fun Run of the Glens) will take place in the Glens of Antrim, on June 8, to raise money for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, formerly the Ulster Cancer Foundation.

This annual event has raised £62,000 for cancer charities to date. This year, amateur and more seasoned cyclists have their choice of 25, 50, 75 and 100-mile routes through the Glens of Antrim.

Cyclists will begin their challenge at Glenravel Community Centre, Martinstown, at 9.00 am, and will be spurred on at snack stops and treated to lunch along the route.

This bike ride aims to raise as much money to enable Cancer Focus to provide services to cancer patients and their families in Northern Ireland.

There is no minimum sponsorship sum required to take part. All are welcome regardless of funds or donations raised. However, cyclists who raise over £100 will qualify for the official FROG 2013 cycling jersey, a special keepsake from the day.

Suzi McILwain, community fundraiser, Cancer Focus, said: “A huge thank you to Paul McToal, of FROG, for organising another fun cycling event for Cancer Focus. FROG raised a massive £12,632, last year, so we are hoping this year will be just as successful. Everyone who takes part in FROG loves the community spirit of this event, as well as the challenge, so leap to it and sign up in 2013.

“Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is here to help you and your family if you’ve been affected by cancer. Almost all of the money we need is raised by the general public, so it’s really appreciated that events like FROG raise much-needed funds. We use all donations in Northern Ireland to provide services to lower the community’s risk of cancer, fund ground-breaking research and provide one-to-one and group support for people with a cancer diagnosis and their families.”

Interested persons or parties should contact Paul McToal on 0771 4205 659, or email for more information, or to obtain a sponsorship form.

You can also ‘like’ FROG on Facebook for regular updates on the event.