Cycling Sportives

Cycling sportives are typically the cousin of a runner's marathon - they are long distance, mass participation road cycling events and are becoming very popular all over Ireland and in Great Britain. They are not races, they simply allow cyclists to challenge themselves against the distance and the clock. Sportives are open to all levels of cyclist but ensure you choose an event or distance appropriate to your fitness and experience as some are not for the faint hearted! Below are a list of the sportives in Northern Ireland to choose from:

  • Drumquin Easter Cycle

    Date Sunday, 05 Apr 2015

    For more information, please contact Drumquin CC's Secretary on

  • Roe Valley 100

    Date Sunday, 12 Apr 2015
    Start PointRoe Valley Leisure Centre

    The Roe Valley 100 route takes in coastal views and inland mountains without ever travelling more than 16 miles from the event HQ in Limavady.    

    More information will be available soon on

  • Downpatrick Third World Leisure Cycle

    Date Sunday, 26 Apr 2015
    Start PointDownpatrick Cricket Club

    The family tour is approximately 10 miles from Downpatrick Cricket Club to the Villager restaurant car park in Crossgar (where light refreshments are supplied), and back. Riders can ride safely on the footpath which is great for the kids!  Back at the Cricket Club, there will be more substantial refreshments to feed those aching legs!

    The main tour is approximately 60 miles (100 kms) long, taking in some of County Down’s spectacular scenery. The general route is Downpatrick-Clough-Castlewellan-Bryansford-Newcastle-
    Refreshments will be provided for participants at Dundrum Inner Bay lay-by and then back at Downpatrick Cricket Club.

    Registration from 9:15 am at the Cricket Club with start time at 10 am.
    Motorcycle marshalls and backup vehicles will support both routes.
    Entry fees to be paid at registration on day.
    £10/cyclist or £12/family.

    Note: Cyclists who are not members of Cycling Ireland or the CTC can take out a one-day leisure insurance for just £1.

    Please note that ALL proceeds of this vital tour go to projects in the Third World countries.


  • Grand Italian Fundraiser

    Date Sunday, 26 Apr 2015
    Length80 lm
    Start PointGrove Wellbeing Centre

    Phoenix Cycle Club in South Belfast organises this 80km sportive, which will start and end at the Grove Wellbeing Centre on York Road in Belfast.  The route will take in some of Northern Ireland’s most iconic sights as it makes its way towards the Causeway Coast. All money raised from the cycle challenge will be donated to local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre, which works to support cancer patients and their families across Northern Ireland.

    For further information contact

  • Sperrin Wheelers Sportive

    Date Sunday, 26 Apr 2015
    Length3 miles/15 miles/25 miles/50 miles

    Sperrin Wheelers CC organise this sportive to raise much needed funds for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.  

    The routes are as follows:

    • 50 mile starting at 9.30am
    • 25 mile starting at 9.45am
    • 15 mile starting at 10.00am
    • 3 mile route (junior or children run) starting at 10.30am.

    Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration starts from 8.30am in The Old School at a cost of £10.00.

    There will be refreshments served afterwards in The Old School.  

    All money raised will go direct to the NI Cancer Fund for Children.

Funders Outdoor Recreation NI Leave No Trace NIEA DoE HPA
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