Ulster Cycling News

Leisure Events This Weekend

There are a number of leisure events around Ulster this coming weekend. These include the making a Difference Worldwide Annual Charity Cycle, the Wheelin' in the Years Cycle promoted by Sheelin Fliers, the Sligo to Letterkenny Cycle and the Ladies Only Purple Pedal promoted by Killinchy CC. Details as we have them can be found below.

Saturday 2nd July Making a Diffference Worldwide Annual Charity Cycle
This event offers not only two routes but two startng points. The longer 18okm route begins in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast while the 100km run begins in Larne. You can pre-enter for this event HERE.

image002Registration Desk will be open from 07:30 in Belfast & 08.00 in Larne. There will be staggered starts from both locations:
from 8.00 until 09:30 (Belfast) and from 08.30 until 10.00 (Larne)

If you have not been able to register online before 8.00pm on Friday 1st July 2016, don't worry, because you can still register at the desk on Saturday morning. To avoid the rush, please download the registration form and bring it with you already filled in.

Making a Difference Wordwide helps raise money to fund projects in third worl country. Their first ventures are based in Africa, in the beautiful, land-locked country of Malawi, which is known as "the warm heart of Africa" and is famous for the revolutionary ministry of David Livingstone. The organisation run an excellent cycling event anually in order to continue with the work in Malawi and their new work in Honduras.

wheelSunday 3rd July Wheelin' in the Years
This event is being organised by Sheelin Flyers. On July 3rd 1966 the Sean MacDiarmada Stage of the Ras Tailteann left Dundalk on a 123km trip to Balljamesduff in Co. Cavan

On July 3rd 2016 Ballyjamesduff festival will commemorate this unique event with a once-off cycle from Dundalk to Ballyjamesduff. Transportation will be arranged for Riders & Bikes to Dundalk however you must pre-enter to avail of this as transportation places are limited. To register click HERE. Registration starts at 8.00am.

Sunday 3rd July Ladies Purple Pedal

Join CARED and Killinchy CC for the first ever Ladies-only charity cycle event!

Taking place on Sunday 3rd July, this scenic 55 mile sportive starts form Londonderry Park in Newtownards, heading west to Comber before turning south along the peninsula through Killinchy, Downpatrick and on to Strangford. After a short ferry crossing to Portaferry, the route follows the peninsula north through Greyabbey before returning to Newtownards. To view the route, please click HERE.

When you complete the cycle, you can celebrate with friends and family at the CARED Fun Day within Londonderry Park, which includes a BBQ and entertainment.

To book your place, simply fill in the form below which can be found HERE. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email containing all the information you need to complete the cycle.


Sunday 3rd July 2016 Sligo to Letterkenny Charity Cycle
This event takes place on Sunday 3rd July 2016. This will be the 25th anniversary of this event which began in 1991. of the  in memory of Micky Toner and Cancer support. The cyclists will meet at The Quay, Sligo and will depart from The Quay at 10.00 and travel along the following route: N15, through Drumcliff, Grange, Cliffoney, Creevykeel, Bundoran by pass, Ballyshannon by pass, Barnesmore Gap, Ballybofey Main Street, Stranorlar Main Street, onto N13 towards Letterkenny, N14 at Dry Arch Roundabout, Polestar Roundabout, Port Road, Main Street, Lower Main Street Letterkenny, turning left onto Oliver Plunkett Road, left at Pearse Road and finishing at the Community Centre, Pearse Road.

Paddy Delap who has been the main organiser of this annual event for the last 24 years which has seen the numbers taking part increase every year as well as raising a lot of money for Cancer Research.

Anyone who would like to support the event in any way can contact Paddy on 086 385 9696.

Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com





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