Ards Cycling Club 'Tour of Strangford' Charity Cycle Sportive - 80 / 50 mile routes

15 Sep 2019

Ards Cycling Club 'Tour of Strangford' Charity Cycle Sportive - 80 / 50 mile routes 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

Online entry has now closed but you can still enter on the day! 

Sign on is open from 8am with roll out 9am (9:30 for the shorter route).

See you on Sunday!



Ards CC Tour of Strangford


Event:   'Tour of Strangford' Charity Cycle Sportive


Promoted by:    Ards Cycling Club


Sponsored by: FK Lowry, Gallagher and BMG Accountants


Date:     Sunday 15th September 2019


Sign on:   Ards Bowling Club - 70 South St, Newtownards BT23 4JU - Parking is available.  Visit for details.


Time:  Sign on from 8am.  Riders on the 80 mile route depart from 9am. Riders on the 50 mile route depart from 9:30am.


Cost:  The pre-entry fee for the event is £15 for those who hold a current Cycling Ireland licence.  Anyone without a Cycling Ireland licence must pay an extra £5 at sign on for a compulsory event licence, which provides third party and personal accident insurance cover for the day.


Pre-entry for the event will close on Friday 13th September at 5pm.   On the day the entry fee will be £20.




Proceeds go to our two nominated charities. This year we are raising money for Chest Heart and Stroke NI and Parkinson's NI. 


Choice of 2 routes.  

Route 1: 80 miles   

The 80 mile route travels south from Newtownards along the west shore of the lough to Strangford, then a short hop by ferry to Portaferry where lunch will be available.  Inland route back up the Peninsula to finish in Newtownards  

GPX file for 80 mile route. 


Route 2:  50 miles.

The 50 mile route stays on the Ards Peninsula before returning to Newtownards after lunch in Portaferry. 

GPX file for 50 mile route.


Refreshments will be provided at the finish in the bowling club.  


The routes will be marked with road markings ‘ToS’ and signage.  GPS files for Garmin can by downloaded from the Strava links above.


More information:  If you would like more information about the event please see the club’s website and the club’s Facebook page: Ards-cycling-club.  


Please note: 

  • Helmets must be worn by all riders.
  • Junctions are not marshalled. Riders must obey the rules of the road.
  • Vehicle Support and Mechanic Support will follow the last rider.
  • Come prepared with suitable clothing, spare tubes, a pump, snack bars and / or fruit.
  • All distances are approximate.

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12 Sep 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: 15/09/2019

Status: Closed

Total Places: 300

Places Available: ??



Gareth Murray

70 South St, Newtownards BT23 4JU