North East Cycle Challenge 2013
(30k Leisure and 100km Challenge)
Sunday 5th May 2013,
Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
Organised by Carrickmacross Lions Club, this is the seond year of the North East Cycle Challenge and the hard-working committee is anticipating great interest in this event, following the success of the inaugural cycle last year. All details of the event can be accessed below so read on, get your bike tuned up and get ready for the North-East Cycle challenge 2013!!
Pictured at the launch of the
2013 North East Cycle Challenge
with Daragh Mc Cullagh from RTE ‘Ear to the Ground’
Cyclists from 2012 event
ROUTE 1: 100km Drumlin Challenge (recommended for experienced cyclists) Carrickmacross – Kingscourt – Shercock – Cootehill – Newbliss – Ballybay – Lough Egish – Carrickmacross.
Check-in / Registration at the Phoenix Centre Carrickmacross from 8am to 9:30am on Sunday 5th May 2013. Event start time is 9:30am from Main Street, Carrickmacross.
ROUTE 2: 30km Oriel Challenge (recommended for beginners / leisure cyclists) Carrickmacross – Killanny – Tallanstown & return
Check-in / Registration at the Phoenix Centre Carrickmacross from 8am to 9:30am on Sunday 5th May 2013. Event start time is 10:00am from Main Street Carrickmacross.
Refreshments, massage & shower facilities will be provided in the Phoenix Centre after the event.
Please note: The North East Cycle Challenge is not a race
Single person €15, Couple €25 and Family (all living in same household) €30
- At the Shirley Arms Reception desk or at Carrick Cycle Centre
- Post completed registration form and cheque to Carrickmacross Lions Club, C/O Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross and mark envelope ‘North East Cycle Challenge’
- At Check-in at Phoenix Centre, Carrickmacross, between 8am and 9:30am Sunday 5th May 2013
- Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking on the following link Registration form
OPTIONAL SPONSORSHIP CARD
The North East Cycle Challenge is a charity event organised by the Carrickmacross Lions Club. Sponsorship cards are available for any individual or group who would like to further support the event.
Sponsorship cards are available at the Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrick Cycle Centre Carrickmacross or can be downloaded by clicking on the following link Sponsorcard Card
ORIEL ROUTE MAP
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DRUMLIN ROUTE MAP
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The Carrickmacross Cycling Club have also offered support by inviting cyclists to their Saturday Morning Cycle every week from Carrickmacross Courthouse – Speed Group at 9am, Leisure Group at 10am, also Sunday morning leisure cycles from Courthouse at 10am. All groups and new members welcome – time to dust down the bikes and get ready for the year ahead. ALL LADIES WELCOME. Contact Patrick Cassidy on 087 9010597 for further details or checkout Carrickmacross Cycling Club Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrickmacross-Cycling-Club/128040233979378
Click to download Event Poster
Follow the build-up to the event on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NorthEastCycleChallenge
Get On Your Bike with 2013 An Post Cycle Series
An Post and Irish Sports Council announce dates for year four of the popular cycle series which runs May – September
The An Post Cycle Series, between An Post and the Irish Sports Council, encourages communities around the country to get on their bikes.
With routes catering for everyone from the serious amatuer to the enthusiastic beginner, the Series is a great way for family, friends and work colleagues to spend a day of fun together while the serious rider can follow a more challenging route.
Family routes will be approximately 10kms while short, medium and long distance routes will be approximately 60kms, 100kms and 160kms.
Thousands of people took part in the 2012 An Post Cycle Series.
Why not join in this year?!
The An Post Cycle Series; dates for your diary
Sligo: An Post Tour of Sligo, Sunday, 5th May
Sligo Institute of Technology
- Hazelwood Spin 10km (Sat 4th May)
- Bike Trail 2km (age 6-8yrs)
- Lough Gill Circuit 60km
- Innisfree Tour 100km
- Ox Mountain Challenge 160km
Tel: 071 916 1511
Clare: The An Post Tour De Burren, Saturday, 18th June
- Aillwee Cave Family Loop 10km
- Burren Circuit 55km
- Burren Ramble 100km
- Burnin’ Burren 155km
Meath: An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour, Sunday, 28th July
- Family Spin 11km (on Saturday 27th July)
- Tara Loop 50km
- Royal Tour 100km
- Royal Challenge 160km
For more information visit www.meathsports.ie or email
Tel: 046 906 7337
Waterford: Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford, Sunday, 25th August
- The Kelly Ten 10km (Sat 24th Aug)
- The Kelly Cruise 50km
- The Kelly Coast 100km
- The Kelly Comeragh Challenge 160km
Tel: 058 21104
Cork: Rebel Tour, Saturday, 14th September
Cork Institute of Technology
- Rebel Pedal 10km
- Rebel Cruise 55km
- Rebel Rider 85km
- Rebel Challenge 160km
Tel: 021 466 5081