Ulster Cycling News
1Aug/140

Upcoming leisure events this weekend

Details of the Freewheelers Lough Neagh Charity Cycle and the Tour of the Glens is shown below.

Freewheelers Lough Neagh Charity Cycle
The Freewheelers Lough Neagh Charity Cycle Tour starts on Saturday 2/8/14 at the Antrim Forum with sign on opening at nine. The Freewheelers DSD (Disabled Sport Development) Lough Neagh Charity Cycle Tour as it is now known, normally raises between three to six thousand pounds each year with all funds raised going towards disabled sporting groups such as the Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club, The Spokes In Motion Wheelchair Tennis Club, Ski-Ability, Ulster Hand cycling Association and the All torque Track chair Racing Club. The are no overheads taken out of funds raised apart from the event insurance at a cost of £250 and payment to the Red Cross at around £70. Everything else required to make the event successful is begged and borrowed usually from friends and family.

This past number of years around 200 cyclists have turned up each time, and either paid a small entry fee, or collected sponsorship to participate in the event. The Freewheelers tour organisers are extremely grateful to all cyclists who have taken part over the years and to all other people who assist in making this very popular annual event possible.

For further details please contact IVOR JESS mob: 07711 692485
http://www.freewheelersdsd.btck.co.uk/


Tour of the Glens
This year's Tour Of The Glens 200 km Sportive promoted by Castlereagh CC will take place this coming Sunday, 3rd August. The event will be rolling out from Loughside Recreation Centre on Belfast's Shore Road at 7am, an hour earlier than usual due to the festival in Cushendall this weekend. Fee on the day £30. All details can be found at www.touroftheglens.com with details also of the 100km which starts and finishes at Cushendall Sailing Club, which will be our base for the food stops and toilets etc. All finishers will get a unique medal/bottle opener to cherish for years to come and bragging rights to having completed one of the toughest challenges in Ireland.'

Posted by Martin Grimley (martin@ulsterxc.com)

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