Michael Hutchinson, originally from Antrim and hailed as the one of the top British time trialists, recently joined up with sportive event organiser, Beverley Pierson from Outdoor Recreation NI, Councillor Sandra Hunter (Chairperson of Moyle District Council) and Neil McGuigan from Chain Reaction Cycles Flagship Store in Belfast to announce the date for this years Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive.
This popular cycling event, which is sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles Flagship Store in Belfast and funded by Moyle District Council, is set to carry on from its huge success in the last two years by expecting to attract up to 1400 cyclists to the North Coast and Glens of Antrim on Saturday 7th September.… Read more
Tour of South Armagh Sunday 19th May – Promoted by Slieve Gullion CC
Local cycling club Slieve Gullion Wheelers will host their “Tour of South Armagh” this Sunday the 19th of May leaving from The Mountain House Lounge outside Camlough. This is an event not to be missed for those keen on cycling. It has a choice of two routes covering either 60km or the more arduous 100km route.
The challenge awaiting you takes you through some of the best unspoilt country in South Armagh, starting with an easy few miles into Markethill turning left towards Keady and then onto a steady challenging mountain climb to be rewarded with a glorious downhill freewheel of 2 miles into Newtownhamilton where the food stop is based in the community hall.… Read more
Stena Line are continuing to support cyclists with their Away Day Trips to Scotland. Started a few years ago in consultation with Cycling Uster these trips have proved to be very popular. Many clubs now plan a club run with a difference by booking one of these trips. At only £10 it is a great way to get away and explore new roads and enjoy the craic.
Travel from Belfast to Cairnryan on the Superfast and explore Scotland at your leisure for the day. Dumfries and Galloway is a cyclist’s dream with miles of routes enabling you to see the region at its best from two wheels.… Read more
There are four leisure events on this weekend, one on Saturday namely the Kilbride Charity Cycle and three on Sunday – The Caretaker Cycle, The Tour of Malin Head and the Dromara Coastal Challenge. These events provide a variety of distance, terrain and level of difficulty to suit all cyclists. We urge our members to go out and support these clubs in their efforts because it is not easy running such an event and there are many man hours of volunteering and hard work behind every event.… Read more
Tour Of Glens 200km Sportive Challenge Supported by McConvey Cycles
This is one of the toughest touring events in the whole of Ireland and features approx 7,000 feet of climbing. Anyone who completes it deserves a medal, and that is why promoters of the event, Castlereagh CC, provide one. The start and finish is the Loughside Recreation Centre on the Shore Road, approx 3 miles from Belfast city centre.
Registration from 7.00am with first group leaving at 7.40 and main group at 8.00am. Pre-registration is advisable on the form that is attached or can be downloaded from www.touroftheglens.com.… Read more
Tir Chonaill Gap Charity Cycle Friday 3rd May
Tir Chonaill Gap are organising a charity cycle this Friday. Sign-on will be from 5.00pm with the event starting at 6.00pm. There will be a 30km cycle but those who prefer walking, there is a 5km walk on offer. Start/Finish at Burtonport Community centre.
The North East Cycle Challenge Sunday 5th May 2103
The North East Cycle Challenge will take place on Sunday 5th May 2013 in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. The event is promoted by Caerrickmacross CC.… Read more
Sunday 28th April Sperrin Wheelers Launch Cycle
Sperrin Wheelers would like to invite you to their Charity Cycle which is being held on Sunday 28th April 2013. This will be Sperrin Wheelers official Club launch. Entry Fee will be £10 but donations are greatly appreciated and all proceeds will go to local suicide awareness charities PATHS Omagh and Compassionate Friends Cookstown.
The event will begin at 9am with registration in the Greencastle Play School (near Greencastle cross roads) with the cycle commencing at 10am.
There will be cycle routes available on the day an 8 Mile, 25 Mile and 50 Mile cycle taking in the scenic Sperrin Mountains .… Read more
Kings Moss Sportive Sunday 28th April 2013 Open for Entries
Kings Moss Cycling Club invite riders of all abilities to a sportive challenge on Sunday 28th April 2013 on some of the best roads in County Antrim.
Kindly supported by Chain Reaction Cycles, the Kings Moss Sportive will again be held in aid of the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children and aims to raise cash to help cancer care and support for children and their parents.
The 100 km event not only shows the best of our local and surrounding areas, but offers a challenging ride for experienced cyclists without doing so at the cost of those who are newer to the sport.… Read more
Or, staying Donegal, why not travel with Omagh Wheelers from Bundoran to Omagh and help raise money for a great cause. For those who find it handier to head south east then where else would you go but to the Newry Wheelers Hospice Cycle and take in some of the lovely roads around the Mournes.… Read more
Sunday saw the annual Roe Valley 100 take place which was once again a big success. Over 100 riders from many clubs participated in the sportive which saw cyclists take on 100km in very windy conditions.
A big thanks goes to all those who came and supported the event, especially Causeway CC who arrived in a large numbers in their first official club outing.
A big thanks also goes to those who turned out to help on the day, Liam Crampsie acting as support vehicle and Mary Boyd and Sinead Rivers looking after the catering back at the 3G pitches. … Read more