FAQs 

Below are a few frequently asked questions. If you do not find the answer you are seeking, please email info@OGCancerNI.com

 

Yes, we encourage you to register online however a limited number of places will be available for on-the-day registration. Please enter here.

Route 44 – A relatively flat 44 mile route along the Newry Canal from Portadown – Newry and back.

Route 66 – A more strenuous 66 mile road route, from Portadown through Newry to Carlingford and back.

You have the option of either a 44-mile towpath route, or 66-mile road route.

A moderate level of fitness required. The 44-mile towpath route gives you the option to turn back at any time.

Yes however insurance is included within your registration fee. 

We will have sweeper vans and experienced bike mechanics on hand to look after any breakdowns.

Light refreshments are included in your sponsorship so spending money only needed.

Our priority is safety so there will be motorcycle escorts, medics, lead car, cycle marshals and sweeper vans available.

Both routes will have water and snack station points at Tandragee, Scarva, Poyntzpass, Newry and Carlingford.

Fundraising is not mandatory, however all donations are extremely appreciated. Sponsorship forms can be download here

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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20th Anniversary Wellbeing Meeting September 2019
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20th Anniversary Wellbeing Meeting September 2019

Beechlawn House Hotel - 28th September

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Oesophacycle 2019
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Oesophacycle 2019

What a day! Despite heavy showers, thunder and lightning, over 100 cyclists took part in OGCancerNI’s 2019 Oesophacycle cycling sportive on Saturday 29th June raising thousands of pounds for those affected by oesophago-gastric cancer. Every year over 400 people in Northern Ireland are diagnosed with Oesophago-Gastric cancer. Survival rates are relatively low. The latest statistics...

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Launch of our “Catch It Early” Campaign.
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Launch of our “Catch It Early” Campaign.

Last night we were absolutely delighted to announce that we have been awarded £10,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland This funding has allowed us to launch our “Catch It Early” campaign for oesophageal and gastric cancer awareness. The campaign will raise awareness across NI and hopefully SAVE LIVES! A huge thank you to...

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