Ulster Cycling News

Leisure Events this coming Weekend

Doochary Charity Cycle Sunday 28th June.
Four Masters Cycling Club in conjunction with Omalleyscanlon Insurance Brokers are running their annual Doochary Charity cycle on Sunday 28th June.

This is a 46 mile route taking in some of the most scenic areas on Donegal cycling along the back to Glenveagh National Park. This year  the route will go in the opposite direction, finishing with the Meenaroy climb.

Minimum entry fee is €10.00 but all donations are greatly appreciated with all the proceeds going to The Northwest Cancer Bus, who offer a free transport service for patients to Galway for Cancer treatment.

Gran Fondo Causeway - Sunday 28th June
Gran Fondo Causeway is an exciting cycle sportive event covering the beautiful Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland. It will be promoted by Causeway CC on Sunday 28th June 2015. Three routes are offered, a 60km route, a 120km and a 135km route. All three routes take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, including;

  • The Causeway Coast
  • The Giant’s Causeway
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Bushmills Distillery
  • Rathlin Island
  • Dunluce Castle
  • White Rocks
  • Portrush East Strand

All three routes also include sections of the course used by Stage 2 of the 2014 Giro D’Italia. All proceeds will be divided equally between selected good causes;

  • The Caring Caretaker
  • Coleraine Gateway Club
  • Causeway Tandem Club for Blind and Partially Sighted

The Gran Fondo Causeway charity cycle challenge leaves Coleraine Rugby Club on Sunday 28th June at 9:30am. Sign-on is from 8:30am at the same venue and car parking, changing and shower facilities are all available on site.

Refreshments will be available en route and upon return to the Rugby Club.

The sportive will feature qualified first aid support, support vehicles, refreshments, marshals and supervision provided by veteran Causeway CC club members. This is also an approved Cycling Ireland event.

A strictly limited number of entries are now available - advance registration is advised. The minimum donation required to register is £15. To register for this event click HERE


A route map is available at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/403169824


Please e-mail info@causewaycc.co.uk with any queries.

Around Down 200 Audax Event - Sunday 28th June

Organiser: Stephen Gallagher (Slieve Gullion Wheelers)

Contact details: stephen.gallagher@almacgroup.com, stephenpg@hotmail.co.uk Phone – 0044 (0)28 30260014
Mobile – 0044 (0) 773 417 1516

Entry fee: £5/€5. (Download entry form)

Closing date for entries: 23rd June 2015. No entries on the line.

Start time: 8:00am (7:30 for registration)

Start point: Newry Hockey Club, Belfast Road, Newry

Facilities:  Free car parking at Hockey Club and overspill car park 300-400m away. Showering facilities/tea and sandwiches available at end of event.

Cycling Ireland Licence and helmet mandatory

There are a couple of other events listed but I have no additional information. If this becomes available I will update this post.

Marian Lamb


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