Another busy weekend on the leisure calendar in Ulster with a number of events on offer including Emyvale CC’s Gabriel Bell Tour of Monaghan which is named in memory of their club secretary who passed away at the end of last year.
Croagh Patrick to Ballinagh Cycle – Saturday 30th June
Details on BCC Facebook Page here
Cornerstone Century Challenge – Saturday 30th June
A really enjoyable & scenic 100 km cycle challenge taking in Spelga Dam & Slieve Croob along the way, to help make up the 3600feet of climbing. The support event will cover 50 km of mostly the same route WITHOUT Spelga Dam & Slieve Croob climbs, creating 1800feet of assent.
Starting from Rathfriland Community Centre, the route weaves its way to Hilltown towards Spelga, descending into Newcastle and stopping off in Clough for the first ‘water / food stop’ before turning back towards Leitrim and the second ‘stop’. Here the routes split with the ‘Century Challenge’ heading for Slieve Croob, Dromara & Banbridge before turning back & meeting the ‘Half Century’ route at the foot of Rathfriland again. Both routes then make their way back to the Community Centre in Rathfriland via the Lissize / Loughbrickland roads avoiding the big climb back into the town!
Sign-on and refreshments will be hosted from 8.30am in the Community Centre, John Street….with a mass start @ 9.30! Refreshment ‘stops’ will be catered for & a good feed at the finish where you will also collect a bespoke finishers medal ( and nice bling it is )!
Usual precautions will be taken with good signage, marshals at major junctions, motorcycle out-riders to control traffic as necessary and a ‘broom wagon’ to help with mechanical & collections if required.
Sign-on the day is £20.00, or enter online via Entry Central for a reduced rate of £16 PLUS the chance to win a See.Sense rear light!
Cycling Ireland Licence required (day licence available at sign-on £5.00)
Supporting Cancer Focus!
Atlantic Way Charity Cycle – Sunday 1st July
Roe Valley Ladies Sportive – Sunday 1st July
Sign-on at Limavady Football Club at 9am, roll out at 10am. More being released closer to the weekend on the RVCC Facebook page
Gabriel Bell Tour of Monaghan – Sunday 1st July
This year’s Tour of Monaghan is dedicated to the memory of Gabriel Bell. Gabriel was secretary of the Emyvale club and a Cycling Ireland Commissaire.
Gabriel also was a supporter of leisure events throughout Ireland, he also took part in Interclub races but most of all he loved the tours and especially the hills.
Sign on is €15 (€5 for the 30km route ) at 9am in Sean MacDiarmaida GAA Complex.
Food stops enroute and food afterwards.
Ride with gps routes
Garmin connect routes