Newtownards Foodbank Strangford Cycle has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Info for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Newtownards Foodbank Strangford Cycle

15 Sep 18


Help "Feed the Need" with the Newtownards Foodbank Strangford Cycle.


We're back for our 4th spin round the beautiful sights of Strangford Lough.

Once again we're starting and ending the cycle at the Compassion Centre on the Crawfordsburn Road. The home of the Newtownards Foodbank and Thriving Life Church.


All profits from this event to will go to the Newtownards Foodbank, helping to provide emergency food for local people in crisis. 


There will be a BBQ lunch for all finishers on their return to the Compassion Centre.


    The day will take you past a number of well know County Down landmarks, starting and finishing with Scrabo Tower. We will be setting off in an "anticlockwise" direction, heading out towards Comber, Castle Espie nature reserve and following the coast towards Daft Eddy's bar and onwards the picturesque village of Strangford, where there will be a water station and some snacks available to top up your energy.

You will have enough time to catch your breath as you sit back and relax on the ferry crossing to Portaferry and enjoy the views of the Lough and Castleward.

Then we're all back on the bike for the second leg back up the Peninsula, taking in a few fishing villages en-route home to Ards.

    This event will be assisted by a team of marshalls, a sweeper vehicle for breakdowns, along the way we will have a water station, first-aid backup and motorcycle outriders. The nearby Ards Leisure Centre is available with ample showering and changing facilities if required.


Important information

Pre-entry for the Newtownards Foodbank Strangford 100k cycle will close on Wednesday 12th September

You will still need to check in on the day.


Check in and parking

Thriving Life Church, Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards.

Check in is open between 8.30 & 9.30am with a mass start rolling out at 10am.

Be sure you check in as you will need a wristband to get lunch & your free ferry transfer

(Please note - no wristband=no lunch & no free ferry)


Overflow parking will be available on the Crawfordsburn Road (Please follow the marshalls instructions)



The cycle run is covered by an events insurance providing limited cover.


And at the end...?
At the finish there will be ample showering and changing facilities at Ards Leisure Centre

BBQ, tea, coffee and refreshments will be available in the Compassion Centre, the home of the Newtownards Foodbank. You can take a bit of time to see the facilities and food warehouse that you'll be helping to stock.


More information 

*Please make sure you arrive on time and check in from 8.30


*Mass start*

10:00am for 100km route


*We recommend that Helmets should be worn at all times.


*Rules of the road MUST be adhered to at all times

*Cancellations--we cannot refund fees once your application has been processed.

Natalie Porter


Dates and Status

Date: 15/09/2018

Status: Closed

Total Places: 250

Places Available: ??

13 Sep 2018£15.00

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

Event Address
Thriving Life Church Crawfordsburn Road Newtownards BT23