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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Wellbeing Meeting 2019
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Wellbeing Meeting 2019

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