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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



  1. At the Shirley Arms Reception desk or at Carrick Cycle Centre
  2. Post completed registration form and cheque to Carrickmacross Lions Club, C/O Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross and mark envelope ‘North East Cycle Challenge’
  3. At Check-in at Phoenix Centre, Carrickmacross, between 8am and 9:30am Sunday 5th May 2013
  4. Registration forms can be downloaded by clicking on the following link  Registration form



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


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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

Click to download Event Poster

Follow the build-up to the event on Facebook at






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

For more information visit or email 

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 

For more information /  
Tel: 065 686 5434


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 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

For more information visit or  email

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

For more information visit or email

Tel: 021 466 5081