Newtownards Foodbank Strangford Cycle

01 Jun 2019

Newtownards Foodbank Strangford Cycle has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description 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.

Organiser's Description


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

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.

We have an exciting new route this year, avoiding the main road from Killyleagh to Downpatrick and the main road from Portaferry to Ards.

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 along the Peninsula.

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, first-aid backup and motorcycle outriders.


Important information

Pre-entry for the Newtownards Foodbank cycle will close on Friday 31st May

You will still need to check in on the day.


Check in and parking

Thriving Life Church, 18 Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards BT23 4EA.

Check in is open between 9am & 9.30am with Tea/Coffee/Bananas and snacks, 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...?

BBQ 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 9am


*Mass start*

10:00am for 65 mile 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.

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31 May 2019£15.00

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

Dates and Status

Date: 01/06/2019

Status: Closed

Total Places: 500


Natalie Porter



Thriving Life Church 18 Crawfordsburn Road Newtownards BT23 4EA