Event Information

After the great success of our first Oesophacycle, OGCancerNI are back with another cycling challenge.
– Portadown to Newry (44 miles by towpath)
– OR Portadown to Carlingford (66 miles by road)
This year’s Oesophacycle is part of the OGCancerNI’s “Catch It Early” awareness campaign, launching in June 2019.
Professionally organised and supported this is an opportunity to experience some of the beautiful landscapes that Northern Ireland has to offer, with a fantastic fundraising purpose in mind.
The event is organised by members of OGCancerNI and we would encourage you to raise sponsorship monies for their “Catch It Early” campaign.
All donations welcome.
Each finisher will receive a medal and snood.
Date: Saturday 29th June 2019
Routes: 44 miles  / 66 miles 
Start / Finish Location: Portadown Health Centre, Co. Armagh
Entry Fee: £25

What is Oesophago-Gastric Cancer?

Oesophageal cancer is cancer of the gullet and gastric cancer is cancer of the stomach. Combined, they are medically known as oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer. The oesophagus (more commonly known as the gullet or food pipe) is the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. In Northern Ireland in 2016, a total of 226 people were diagnosed with oesophageal (gullet) cancer. In the same year, 214 people were newly diagnosed with gastric (stomach) cancer.

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