The Tour Of The Glens
06 May 2018
This year the Tour of the Glens takes place on the traditional date of 06 May 2018
The Tour Of The Glens is one of the toughest events on the Cycling Ireland calendar and incorporates many tough climbs through the scenic Antrim Glens. For the first time ever, there are three distances on offer; 200km (starting from Loughside Recreation Centre, Shore Road, Belfast), 150km (starting from Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club, Cushendall) and 100km (starting from Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club, Cushendall). All are challenging, but extremely rewarding. With the Gran Fondo now absent from the cycling calendar, this is the perfect event to challenge yourself and set you up well for the rest of the summer!
Don't forget to join our Strava group!
200km route: Early online entry fee is £25with on-the-day entries at£30 dependant on allocated entries not being filled. Start and finish is at the Loughside Recreation Centre on the Shore Road, from 07.00-07.45 on the morning of the event. Roll out at 8am sharp.
We've decided to keep the latest iteration of the 200km route; rather than joining the Coast Road after Balleygalley, proceed to Glenarm via the Dickeystown Road. For those who haven't ridden it before, it's a short but steep climb (at odds with the big drags later on!).
There will be coffee and scones at Loughside after sign on in the morning. Water and food stops will be available at Glenarm and at the Big Collin, just before Ballyclare on the homeward leg.
The main food stop once again will be at Cushendall Sailing Club after completion of "the Glendunn loop" (approx 88miles) when tea/coffee along with sandwiches, cakes and biscuits will be served. There will also be tea/coffee and sandwiches at the finish where you won't have to worry about not eating too much !!!!
150km route: Early online entry fee is £20, with on-the-day entries at £25.
Early online entry £20 and £25 on the day. This starts and finished in Cushendall Sailing Club and proceeds down the coast to Larne before turning up the dreaded Glenburn road out of Glynn! Short but very steep, it'll bring you up to Carncastle so you too can tackle the Dickeystown Road. Not to worry - you might have a couple of steep climbs early in the day, but you don't have to worry about dragging yourself over Collin at the end of the day like the 200km guys! Sign on from 07.00 - 07.45, with roll out at 8am sharp.
100km route: Early online entry fee is £15, with on-the-day entries at £20.
Early online entry £15 and £20 on the day. This starts and finishes in Cushendall Sailing Club and proceeds down the coast to Glenarm to join the full event and start the Munie Road climb towards Ballymena. Sign on from 08.00-08.45 roll out 9am sharp.
All finishers will receive some unique Tour of the Glens memorabilia
This year McConvey Cycles have very generously offered their support for this event. They will also be providing 6 £25 gift vouchers for our very popular "King and Queen of the Glens" competition. Simply join our Strava group (and ride the route!) to be in with a chance of winning...
Full first aid support provided by The Order of Malta.
Proof of membership of Cycling Ireland is required on the day and for non-CI members a temporary 1 day event licence can be purchased for £5.
No refunds will be available for this event.
|The Tour Of The Glens (200 km)||06 May 2018||??/300||Open||04 May 2018|
|The Tour Of The Glens (150km)||06 May 2018||??/300||Open||04 May 2018|
|The Tour Of The Glens (100 km)||06 May 2018||??/300||Open||04 May 2018|
These events share a common pool of 300 places