CRC to support Tiny Life Towpath Challenge

Monday, August 13th, 2012 10:41am
Category: Events

CRC are dleighted to announce their support of Tinylife's ever popular Cycle Challenge event which takes place on the Portadown to Newry Towpath (Northern ireland) on Sunday 23rd September 2012.

Simon Cordner, PR Manager Chain Reaction Cycles says “Chain Reaction Cycles are delighted to support the TinyLife Towpath Challenge 2012. We’re excited to be involved with such a great event, supporting a local charity that does invaluable work for many local families in Northern Ireland.”

The TinyLife Towpath Challenge has been set at 9, 20 or 40 mile. The 9 mile route stops at Scarva Tea Rooms, 20 mile has the option of going all the way to Newry or you can cycle to Scarva and back to Portadown and the 40mile is to Newry and back to Portadown. Lunch will be provided in the Olive Tea Rooms in Newry. All we ask is £10 to register and a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. 16 and under is £5 registration and a minimum of £30 in sponsorship.

Andrea Milligan, Event Organizer says, ‘This is the perfect outdoor challenge that suits all abilities. This event has grown each year in popularity and with our main sponsors, Chain Reaction on board this year we hope to attract even more participants. The route is flat and safe and you can take in the beautiful scenery on route. TinyLife is a small local charity, supporting families throughout the province and with your help we can continue our invaluable support service’…Bike it for our Babies!’

Autoline Insurance Group staff members are pleased to be taking part in the cycle in support of their charity of the year TinyLife. Kristin Jameson, Marketing Manager at Autoline Insurance Group (Centre) would like to encourage anyone out there to register and not miss out on this, not only achievable, but enjoyable challenge. The staff at Autoline Insurance Group are committed to charitable fundraising and feel that this event is a great team building exercise whilst raising some much needed funds to help support premature babies and their parents across Northern Ireland.

To register please contact Andrea on 028 90 815050 or email or download the registration form from

In Northern Ireland 7 babies a day are born too soon, 900 babies spend time in a neonatal intensive care unit each year 80% of babies who are born alive but die in the first 28 days of life are born prematurely. On average there are two stillbirths every week. TinyLife is committed to funding medical research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage, provide information to health professionals and ensure families of premature babies receive the emotional and practical support they need. 


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