Lapping the Lake at Lough Derg

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Galway Daily news Lapping the Lake at Lough Derg
Picture: RNLI/Eleanor Hooker

Take a lap around the lake at Lough Derg in support of the lifesaving RNLI, while taking in some of the region’s breathtaking scenery.

The 130km Lap the Lake fundraising cycle, organised by the Lough Derg RNLI, will take place this May.

The cycle will start and finish at the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Dromineer, and the full circuit of the lake will give the participants the chance to take in some breathtaking scenery.

The route will take them around the outstanding beauty of the lake and River Shannon through counties Tipperary, Clare and Galway.

As part of the safety measures there will be First Aid, out riders, marshals and bike maintenance provided throughout the course.

There will be a comfort stop at Le Bateau, Emerald Star Line in Portumna, where tea, coffee and a lunch pack will be provided for participants.

Lough Derg Yacht Club is providing parking, toilet, and shower facilities for participants.

Niamh McCutcheon, Chairperson of the Lough Derg RNLI Fundraising Branch, said that the cycle is being widely supported.

The committee stress that the cycle is a non-competitive event and, encouraging cycling enthusiasts to register.

Niamh McCutcheon says it “promises to be a fun day covering the very picturesque Lough Derg, an area for which our lifeboat volunteers provide a rescue service 24/7 365 days of the year”.

The €65 entry fee includes a Tee shirt, goody bag, a reusable lifeboat water bottle and many other treats.

A delicious meal costing €10pp and bar facilities will be available at the Yacht Club following the cycle.

For all details including on how to register, please see the Eventbrite page.