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Fifth ‘Lap Of Lough Ree’ Launched To Raise Funds For Local RNLI

13th March 2018
Lough Ree RNLI volunteers Liam Sherringham, Shane McCormack and Matt Welsh, with lifeboat operations manager Tony McCarth fellow Eamonn Flynn, Donie Hearaghty and Ciaran Harte at the launch of the 2018 Lap of Lough Ree Lough Ree RNLI volunteers Liam Sherringham, Shane McCormack and Matt Welsh, with lifeboat operations manager Tony McCarth fellow Eamonn Flynn, Donie Hearaghty and Ciaran Harte at the launch of the 2018 Lap of Lough Ree Photo: RNLI/Lough Ree

#RNLI - Lough Ree  RNLI has launched their fifth Lap of Lough Ree, which will take place this year on Sunday 22 April raising funds for the lifeboat service in Athlone.

The 85km cycle will go anti-clockwise around Lough Ree, starting and finishing at The Bounty at Buccaneers Rugby Club, with a pit-stop in Lanesborough at the north of Lough Ree.

Speaking at the launch yesterday (Monday 12 March), Lough Ree RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer Sarah Bradbury said: “We are delighted with the support that the cycle has received each year and that it’s becoming a favourite in the cycling calendar.

“This is a relatively relaxed route for cyclists to ease themselves back into the saddle while taking in the stunning views of Lough Ree.

“Those who participate in the cycle do so knowing they are raising vital funds for Lough Ree RNLI and we would like to thank them in advance for that.”

Bradbury said funds raised will maintain and equip our inshore lifeboat and will allow the volunteer crew to continue to train and develop their lifesaving skills.

Registration for the event will start at 9am the day in The Bounty. The entry fee is €20. For more information visit the Lough Ree RNLI Facebook page or email [email protected].

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