‘Lap of Lough Ree’ to raise vital funds for RNLI volunteer service

Lough Ree RNLI has launched their sixth ‘Lap of Lough Ree’ which will take place this on Sunday 28 April.

The annual 85km cycle which will raise funds for the lifesaving service in Athlone, will proceed in an anti-clockwise route around Lough Ree starting and finishing at The Bounty, Buccaneers Rugby Club, Athlone, with a pit-stop in Lanesborough at the north of Lough Ree.

Speaking at the launch of the ‘Lap of Lough Ree’, Sarah Bradbury, Lough Ree RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, commented, “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. Funds raised will maintain and equip our inshore lifeboat and will allow our volunteer crew to continue to train and develop their lifesaving skills so when the need arises they can help those who get into difficulty on the lake.”

Registration for the event will start at 9am on the morning of April 28 in The Bounty with an entry fee of €20.

Further information on the cycle and updates can be found on www.facebook.com/loughreernli or by emailing [email protected]

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