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The Tour Of The Glens

30 Apr 2017

This year the Tour of the Glens takes place on the traditional date of 30th April 2017.


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. As in previous years, there are two distances on offer; 200km (starting from Loughside Recreation Centre, Shore Road, Belfast) and 100km (starting from Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club, Cushendall). Both are challenging, but extremely rewarding. If you're training for the third edition of the Gran Fondo (or another big event), this is the perfect opportunity to test your legs before the big day!

Don't forget to join our Strava group! 

Map and GPX file for 200km route

Map and GPX file for 100km route

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 made a slight change to the traditional 200km route in an effort to shake things up a bit; rather than joining the Coast Road after Balleygalley, we've opted to 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 !!!!

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 a unique Tour Of The Glens medal plus either commemorative ToG bidon or ToG cap. 

This year McConvey Cycles have very generously offered their support for this event. They will also be providing goody bags for all entrants as well as mechanical support on the day. 

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.


Stuart Burns
Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
The Tour Of The Glens (200 km)30 Apr 2017??/300Closed29 Apr 2017
The Tour Of The Glens (100 km)30 Apr 2017??/300Closed29 Apr 2017

These events share a common pool of 300 places

29 Apr 2017£25.00
29 Apr 2017£15.00

For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Loughside Recreation Centre, Shore Road, Belfast BT15 3PZ (200km) Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club Coast Road Cushendall Ballymena BT44 0QW