The Ulster calendar is busy with a number of leisure events on Saturday and Sunday.

SWCC Romanian Orphanage Cycle

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Christopher Rogers Memorial Sportive

Sign on will be on the day. No need to pre-register.
Location: Pearse Og Park, 31 Ballycrummy Road, Armagh, BT60 4LB
Sign on time: 08:00
Depart time: 09:00


There are 2 routes on offer to ensure there is a route to suit all abilities.

Route 1 – 60 miles (includes a water and food stop at the half way point)

Route Option 2 – 30 miles


The weekend of the 8th April marks the first anniversary of the passing of a young Armagh man, Chris Rogers (20). Chris, after becoming ill whilst training in the swimming pool at Armagh Orchard Leisure Centre, later passed away in the intensive care unit in Craigavon Area Hospital.

The 8th of April 2017 will forever be etched in the memory of all those who knew Chris.

Together with the family, Armagh City Cyclists would like to mark this anniversary by inviting you to join us in a celebration of his life.

Christopher was an active young man who enjoyed participation in various sports. Apart from swimming, cycling with the Armagh City Cyclists was certainly one of his passions. He, alongside his younger brother Oisin, had been a keen member of the club. The friendships Christopher forged within the club were very important to him; he loved meeting people and making friends. Many of his cohorts in the club recall his kind and generous spirit whilst out on cycling events. Chris was always mindful of ‘the tired cyclist left behind the pack’ and would have stayed purposely alongside giving encouragement to the finish.

The Armagh City Cyclists have organised a special Cycling Sportive in Christopher’s memory. It will take place on Sunday 8 April 2018. Christopher had been fond of nature in many forms – he had been planning on going up Slieve Donard on the weekend of his death. The Rogers family have requested that the proceeds of Christopher’s Sportive in his memory go to the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. This is “a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year voluntary emergency rescue service providing a search and rescue response in extreme terrain and weather conditions in the Mourne Mountains and other local areas if tasked”

Christopher’s family circle has stated, “we want to thank the Armagh City Cyclists for their efforts. We are truly touched that Christopher’s friends and even those who didn’t know him personally, have reached out to remember him in this way. It will be a fitting tribute to Chris. We urge everyone interested to come along to the Christopher Rogers Memorial Sportive and celebrate his life on the way… thank you.”

Fermanagh Down’s Syndrome Support Group Cycle

Fermanagh Down’s Syndrome Support Group are delighted to announce that on April 8th 2018 Clones Cycling Club are supporting our 3rd Annual Charity Cycle following on from lasts years event which was a great success with double the numbers from the previous year there will be two leisure routes, one 23 mile route and one 55 mile route for the more serious cyclist the same as last year Both routes are flat and starting from the Round O going out by the new hospital long route turning out for kesh and short route to irvinestown with marshals for both routes ,£10 cycle Ireland license holders and non licence holders £15 to cover for insurance  We hope you can make it to what should be a fun event.
Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Round O.

SMCC Charity Sportive

North East Coastal Cycle

Iveagh Spring Classic

The Spring Classic is back in 2018, with the route as hard as ever taking in many of the hardest hills around the Dromara foothills. Its a test at any speed, but this one,, no matter how long it takes to complete, afterwards you can allow yourself a little smugness and tilt your head slightly, close one eye and nod slowly, in the satisfaction of your achievement.

Two routes are on offer on this Belgian inspired classic, to suit both the experienced and the lesser experienced rider. This year however, we are going back to the basics, by keeping overheads down, to pass on a lesser priced event for participants. Though gimmicks have been largely removed you can still expect to be well looked after PRE DURING AND POST RIDE with the usual pampering of hot drinks and food to fuel or refuel your engine.

So why not join us on this spring classic inspired sportive on an Epic day were the Pro Peleton will tackle their own spring classic, the Paris – Roubaix. This is certainly a test and we hope its one you’ll join us for in mutual pain!

Entry cost is £10 up to a week or so before and goes up a little after that. For insurance, One day licenses are available for those without a CI license

Entry central is now open