Cycling Sportives

  • Age NI Leisure Tour - 5 October 2014

    Date Sunday, 05 Oct 2014

    More details to follow soon at http://www.islandwheelers.com/training-tips/nutritional-tips/

  • Bangor Coastal Challenge - 15 June 2014

    Date Sunday, 15 Jun 2014
    Length100 km
    Start PointBangor Sportsplex

    This is a scenic coastal route of 100km around the Ards Peninsula which has few inclines and takes a break in Portaferry for lunch.

    So whether you are a serious cyclist or a novice wanting to cycle the distance for the first time the NDCC Bangor Coastal Challenge is the event for you!

    The Challenge starts and finishes on the Old Belfast Road at the Bangor Sportsplex which has ample car parking and changing facilities.

    En-route there will be water stations, a “broom wagon” for breakdowns etc. and the event will be overseen by local police assisted by an experienced team of marshalls, with motorcycle paramedics and ambulance back-up. All finishers within the time limit of 8 hours will receive a specially commissioned commemorative T-Shirt.

    For further information please visit www.northdowncc.com

  • Billy Kerr Sportive - 16 August 2014

    Date Saturday, 16 Aug 2014
    Length67km,115km or150km
    Start PointBallymena Showgrounds Car Park

    In memory of the legendary Billy Kerr BRC road racer, a sportive with 3 distances has been organised for Saturday, 16 August.

    Sean Kelly (famous Irish professional road bicycle racer) will be attending this event. Sean will be riding the course as well as being available at the start/finish location.

    Starting location and sign-on will be at the Ballymena Showgrounds Car Park - entrance via Ecos centre and each route will take in the spectacular and stunning scenery around the North Antrim Coast.

    We proudly welcome Chain Reaction Cycles as the main sponsor and they will be supplying goodie bags.

    Food and refreshments will be provided along the route and start/finish location.

    Three routes are offered:

    • 67km
    • 115km
    • 150km

    Follow the link below to see a map of each route.

    Riders can roll out from the start location between 8am and 9am.

    Nominated charity partner is Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.

    Online registration and pre-booking system is now available by clicking on the link below:

    http://www.ballymenaroadclub.co.uk/content/?id=61&l1id=30

  • Causeway Cycle Challenge - 27 July 2014

    Date Sunday, 27 Jul 2014
    Length48km & 97km
    Start PointColeraine Rugby Club

    Bann Wheelers are holding their Causeway Cycle Challenge charity cycle on Sunday 28 July. All proceeds will go to charity. The nominated charities are Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Phoenix ADHD Project, Coleraine and Mountfern Adult Centre, Coleraine.

    There will be two routes, one at 30 miles and one at 60 miles long, both travelling along the beautiful Causeway Coast.

    The routes start and finish at Coleraine Rugby Club and travel from Coleraine through Ballymoney, Dervock, Ballycastle (60 mile only), Ballintoy (60 mile only), Bushmills, Portrush and Portstewart.

    Pre book online or enter on the day. For more information and to book online please visit www.bannwheelers.com

  • Clogher Valley Sportive - 3 August 2014

    Date Sunday, 03 Aug 2014
    Length56km & 105km
    Start PointSt. Ciaran's Hall, Ballygawley
    Clogher Valley Wheelers are a new club in South Tyrone and are running the South Tyrone Sportive on the 4th of August leaving from Ballygawley.

    Two routes are available on the day.

    65 mile route with fast flat parts and also some challenging climbs mid way through.

    There is also a 35mile route.

    The sportive will be well marshalled with plenty of food/water stops and plenty of refreshments at the end.
    For more information please visit www.cloghervalleywheelers.com
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