Ulster Cycling News

Weekend Leisure Tours

There are a number of leisure events on this coming Sunday around Ulster. I have listed details below of those about which I have information. Unfortunately the Emyvale Tour of Monaghan down for Sunday has had to be cancelled.

Sunday 28th September - The Hooley Round Cooley
The Hooley Round Cooley, promoted by BC Camlough  is now in its 2nd year. 100+ cyclists enjoyed the course last year. Registration opens at 9am at Craobh Rua Hurling Club Mill Hill High Street Bessbrook ( close to Bessbrook Community Centre ) and once you register  you can enjoy a tea, coffee and biscuits before the official start at 10am.

The run heads into Newry along the Quays Shopping Centre towards Omeath and Carlingford,turning right along the main road towards Dundalk. Then  turning right at Fitzpatrick’s along the Ravensdale where there will be a pit stop at the Lumbers Pub.

Back on the bikes cycling through the Ravensdale towards Flurrrybridge., then Meigh village towards Camlough where all turn towards the Green Rd and back to the club house for chicken curry and rice. Not a bad day considering you get all of this for £10.
Total cycle 62km

Sunday 28th September -Paul McKibbin Leisure Cycle
This event is promoted by La Lanterne Rouge cycling club. There will be two routes available to suit varying abilities. There are 48mile and 83 mile routes both starting from Loughinisland GAA clubhouse. Entry £15 - in aid of Shimna Valley House
The 83 mile route is different from previous years.

Registration open on HERE under Paul McKibbin tab

Sunday 28th September - Eglish Community Sportive

Time: 08:00

Location: Eglish GAA Grounds

Admission: £10

Eglish Community Sportive 65/35 miles. Sign in for this event will start from 8.00 am and will leave from Eglish GAA Grounds at 9am. This event will be fully supported with motorcycle marshals, sweeper vans and food stops. Refreshments will be provided on return.Contact Seamus McCreesh 028 3754 8355


This event is in aid of Roan St Patrick's Primary School Eglish Camogie ClubSunday 28th September - Giro di Glen Cycling event (This is not a Cycling Ireland Event)
This is an event which has 2 routes for experienced/inexperienced cyclists. The event is being run to raise funds to The Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children and NMO UK
Details of the event are on the flyer and further information including maps of the routes can be found on our Giro di Glen Facebook page. Both routes depart and return to Glenullin Community Centre, Curraghmore Road, Garvagh, Coleraine

giro de glen flyer (1)

Marian Lamb
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