The leisure cycling calendar in the province has four events on this weekend, including the Cycling Ulster Leisure Event of the Year in 2017, the Donegal Bay Spring Sportive.
Donegal Bay Spring Sportive – Saturday 14th April (Cycling Ulster Leisure Event of the Year 2017)
Due to the phenomenal interest in this event this year we are introducing a pre-registration and limiting the number of entrants to 500. Participants can register using the following link:
We are keeping the same 3 great routes as last year, with hot food at finish (100k & 140k). Cycling Ireland license required to participate. Non Cycling Ireland members can purchase a 1 day license for €5.
140K Generous food stop at halfway point and hot food served at the finish – €20.
100K Generous food stop at halfway point and hot food served at the finish – €20.
50K/25K Water & Toilet stop at halfway point with tea and sandwiches served at the finish – €10 – entry on the day.
ALL entrants are required to sign-on between 8AM – 9.30AM. Please bring proof of online purchase and CI license for sign-on. All three cycles will depart from the Diamond at 10AM at 5 minute intervals.
Adrian Mullan Foyle Hospice Sportive – Saturday 14th April
Foyle CC’s third sportive event of the year is the 50 mile (80kms) Adrian Mullan Foyle Hospice Sportive. This event will raise funds for the Foyle Hospice in honour of our Club cyclist, Adrian Mullan, who was tragically killed riding his bike in October last year around his beloved Donegal.
Riders will traverse familiar roads to Buncrana and the North Pole Bar towards Carndonagh. After a brief stop it is on to Gleneely and then the climb towards Redcastle over Cnoc an Uininn (pass the new Spitfire memorial) with a brief stop to honour Adrian. Then it is onto Quigley’s Point towards the Foyle Hospice in Derry for tea, coffee and cakes.
Moe details here
Roe Valley Legends Tour – Sunday 15th April
Roe Valley Cycling Club would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming sportive in memory of our late club member Joe Piggot. This year we are pleased to announce two new routes that not only encompass the natural beauty of the Roe Valley but also reflect some of the areas natural heritage and history.
The “Roe Valley Legends Tour” will take you by some of the key areas that have been instrumental in providing many of the background settings for local folklore and legends. The highlights include the statue representing the hound of the O’Cahan chief that jumped the River Roe to go for help whilst the clan was under attack. Limavady means “Leap of the Dog” so its certainly a legend that has lived on in history over the centuries! Also theres the monument depicting Cushy Glen on the Windyhill Road. Cushy Glen was the infamous highwayman that robbed stagecoaches as they travelled between Limavady and Coleraine on what was then the Murderhole Road. But in my opinion the main attraction is probably what awaits at the top of Binevenagh mountain. Here you will find the Manannan mac Lir scupture that depicts the Celtic God of the Sea and Broighter Gold. He is seen as the guardian of the otherworld and used his boat to ferry departed souls to the afterlife. It is also said he controls the weather so lets hope the sun is shining on the day we all come to visit him! The views from Gortmore are spectacular and well worth the climb!!!
VENUE: Limavady Football Club (Parking and shower facilities availible)
TIME: Sign-on 9:00 – 9:45. Mass rollout at
PRICE: £15 online registration via Entrycentral
£20 on the day(Limited availability)
ROUTES: See details below
Route 1 consists of 100km with 5030ft climbing.
Route 2 consists of 74km with 3150ft climbing.
Both routes will be fully marshalled with several foodstops to refuel and hydrate.
The event will be followed by a BBQ back at headquarters. If you have any special dietry requirements ie veg/gluten free etc please let me know via the email link on the event header page and we will ensure you are accommodated.
Sign up online below via entrycentral
North-South Trail Supporting the John McGirr Fund – Sunday 15th April
The ‘John McGirr Fund’ was set up 8yrs ago this month following the untimely death of local publican and popular figure John McGirr.
Omagh Wheelers are hosting a cycle on Sunday 15th April 2018 to raise money for and awareness of the fund in the run up to John’s 10th anniversary next year.
Sally’s of Omagh have been the proud main sponsor of Omagh Wheelers since John himself was a club member.
Oonagh and family would be grateful of your continued support by coming along on the day to take part in 50 or 30 mile cycles, or if you are unable to take part you can make a donation, or offer your services by assisting on the day.
We have chosen the popular ‘North-South Trail’ route for the event – which we hope will attract a good turn-out.
Omagh – Strabane – Castlefin – Castlederg – Drumquin – Omagh
Omagh – Newtownstewart – Drumquin – Omagh
Sign on in Sally’s front bar from 8.30am – £10
50 mile cycle rolls out 10am
30 mile cycle 10.10am
Oonagh and the Sally’s team will generously be sponsoring the food on return to Sally’s after the event.