Cycling Sportives

  • Age NI Charity Run

    Date Sunday, 05 Oct 2014

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

  • Bangor Coastal Challenge

    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

  • BCC Camlough Spring Sixty Sportive

    Date Sunday, 08 Mar 2015
    Length60 km
    Start PointCarrickcruppen GFC

    The Spring Sixty Sportive will follow 60 km of roads in the beautiful area of South Armagh & North Louth.

    Registration opens at 9.00 am at Carrickcruppen GFC followed by tea/coffee and biscuits.
    Cycle starts at 10.00 am. Fully marshalled (6 motorbikes & static marshals at all main junctions). JMC Cycles will be doing mechanical back up - there will also be a broom van.

    Pit stop at Fitzpatricks award winning restaurant for soup and sandwiches.


    Chosen charity Rathore School, Newry

    Entry Price £15. 

  • Billy Kerr Sportive

    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

    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

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