Training for the Granite Challenge

Team AMH – Joanna Miskelly, Catherine O’Connor, Tricia Browne, David Babington, Gavin McConvey at Rossglass Beach.

Not long now until the AMH Granite Challenge!

Our AMH cyclists have been putting in the training and got together to complete the 80K South Down Cycle in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care recently. More photos from the sportive are on our facebook page. Why not join them this year for the Granite Challenge?

The Granite Challenge will kick off the week of World Mental Health Day on Sunday 6th October 2013 at 10am.

This not-to-be-missed 55 mile, cycling sportive is supported by local cycling club, La Lanterne Rouge and Mourne Cycles.  The Granite Challenge starts at AMH’s New Horizons unit in Downpatrick, cycling via Tyrella towards Dundrum, then along the coast road through the seaside town of Newcastle, towards Annalong.

Then it’s up into the Mourne Mountains, past Silent Valley. The climb up to Spelga will be rewarded at the top with tea and homemade traybakes. Then it’s downhill towards home, through Bryansford, Maghera and Clough.

Final destination Downpatrick, where a bowl of homemade broth awaits you!

You can register now for the event. Minimum entrance fee is £15 which includes a goody bag from Mourne Cycles, Tea Stop at Spelga and Lunch.

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All proceeds will go to Action Mental Health to help our support services and outreach work across Northern Ireland.


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