Cyclists ‘Hop On’ their bikes for 12th Annual ‘Fun Run of the Glens (FROG)’

editorial image

Calling all cyclists to hop on their bikes for the annual Fun Run of the Glens (FROG) charity cycle through the scenic Glens of Antrim on Saturday, June 17!

The event is designed to suit cyclists of all abilities and takes in three different routes over the glens. There will also be a static FROG event in Glenravel Community Complex.

Now in its 12th year, this successful sportive has gone from strength to strength and organisers hope to attract a record number of cyclists to raise as much as possible for local charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

The cycle routes range from a leisurely 25 miles or a challenging 50 miles to a more serious 100 mile trip.

This year organisers are extending the capacity and reach of the Static FROG - a series of back-to-back 60 minute spin classes throughout the day, so there really is something for everyone.

Participants who raise a minimum amount for the charity will also receive a special commemorative cycle top, and lunch and refreshments are provided on the day to keep everyone refuelled.

Cancer Focus NI is the leading local cancer charity committed to tackling cancer by supporting cancer research, providing services for cancer patients and their families and by advising people how to reduce their risk of the disease.

Emma McArdle, Challenge Events Manager, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, said: “Cancer Focus NI is absolutely delighted to be involved in FROG again this year.

“Every penny raised will go towards supporting our work in the community which includes cancer support groups, a free Nurseline on 0800 783 3339, a bra-fitting service for women who’ve had breast surgery, art therapy, creative writing and other therapeutic and complementary services.

“We also have Keeping Well vans that bring health checks and advice into the heart of communities and we fund major research into breast cancer at Queen’s University Belfast.”

Emma added: “All Cancer Focus NI services are provided free of charge for cancer patients and their families but we do need public support to help raise the necessary funds to continue our valuable work. So please do consider saddling up and taking part in FROG either as a road cyclist or a static cyclist – your support really will make a difference to the lives of local people affected by cancer.”

Further details about the event and to sign up, visit either:-

The FROG Facebook Page or

The Cancer Focus FROG Event Page: