Dromara Coastal Leisure Cycle

12 May 2019

Organiser's Description

The Coastal Leisure Cycle held by Dromara Cycling Club has become an established early summer favourite for local cyclists of all abilities.  This year’s event will be held on Sunday 12th May 2019

From the leisure cyclist to the more focused club rider, the coastal has something for everyone.  The basic route covers approximately 60 miles, whilst the longer route is 80 miles.  Both routes start from Dromara Village Football club located on the Rathfriland Road, Dromara.

The tour offers a great day out with like minded people, going at a pace that suits you.  The first half of the ride takes in a scenic loop around the south Down coast to Strangford, where a generous spread of food will be provided in the hall at Strangford, allowing the riders to take on well needed energy whilst they rest and enjoy the views across the lough to Portaferry.

After leaving Strangford, just outside the Quoile, riders can decide which route to take back.  Either they can continue enjoying the coastal scenery and go the longer 80 miles route or take the more direct 60 miles route back to Dromara via Ballynahinch.  Once back in the clubhouse at Dromara FC the riders can shower, change, and enjoy a well earned chance to relax amongst friends.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s event will be run with the assistance of the volunteers from Downpatrick Third World Group, with a minimum of £5 from each entry going to support worthy projects in developing countries.

Bicycle Coffee Shop (formerly Velo Cafe Magasin) have kindly agreed to provide mechanical support for riders during the Coastal.  Their staff will be on hand before the start and around the route providing mechanical support for participants, helping to fix  punctures and other breakdowns.   These guys really know their way around a bike, so we are in safe hands.  However, to minimise the chance of having a problem in the first place, we ask that riders check their bikes prior to the day of the event, ensuring tyres have sufficient pressure and brakes and gears are in good condition and working properly.  On the day, please bring a tyre pump, at least one spare tube, levers and multi tool.  There will be plenty of food and water at the lunch stop, but to keep yourself going while you are out on the road,  please bring at least one water bottle, energy bar and/or gel.

Entries are limited to 250 places and are first come, first served.

The entry fee for pre-registered participants will be £15 for Cycling Ireland (CI) members or CyclingUK members, with at least £5 from each entry going to charity.  For those without a CI licence or CyclingUK membership there is an additional fee of £5 (€5) for a one-day third party cover insurance.  The fee for entry on the day of the event will be £20 and for those aged under 18 the fee is £5.

Sign on opens at 8:30am with a mass roll out at 9:30am.  Lunch stop in Strangford will be open unti 1pm, and the clubhouse will be manned until 4pm.  

Prices

Until
10 May 2019£20.00
Until
10 May 2019£15.00
Until
10 May 2019£15.00
Until
10 May 2019£5.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 12 May 2019

Closing Date: 10 May 2019

Places Available/Total: ??/250

Status: Open

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Organiser

Martin Grimley

07899913865

Dromara Village Football Club Rathfriland Road, Dromara