Sign up for Mournes cycle and help mental health

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Cycling enthusiasts are invited to put their endurance skills to the test by competing in the Granite Challenge to help raise funds for charity.

The 55-mile cycle, taking place on Sunday, October 4, will mark the start of World Mental Health Week, with proceeds going towards local charity, Action Mental Health (AMH).

The money raised will enable AMH to provide life-changing services to help those living with a mental illness to recover from its effects through reskilling, employment, support and advice.

Supported by cycling club, La Lanterne Rouge, the cycle will start at AMH’s New Horizons Service in Downpatrick, through the Mournes and Spelga Dam, before returning via Bryansford, Maghera and Clough.

Research has shown that one in five people in Northern Ireland experience a mental health illness at some stage in their lives.

Food and refreshments will be provided, with a soothing sports massage at the finish line.

Entrance fee is £15. Register by clicking on www.granitechallenge15.eventbrite.com or on the day from 9am.