Paul McKibbin Leisure Cycle

Registration at https://www.entrycentral.com/paulmckibbin2017

SIGN ON

Loughinisland Gac, 7 Teconnaught Road, Loughinisland, Downpatrick, Co Down
BT30 8QE

To see a map, click on the following link: Loughinisland GAC

Sign on from 08:30hrs.

Epic (60 miles) Departs: 09:30hrs

Standard (43 miles) Departs: 09:40hrs

Car parking, toilet & changing facilities available.

COST

The on-line entry fee for the event is £15 for those who hold a current Cycling Ireland licence.

On-line entry for the event will close on Friday 22nd September 2017 at 23:59hrs.

On-line entrants will be entered into a draw, stay tuned to our Facebook event page for further details.

On the day the entry fee will be £15 plus £5 for a one day licence for non-licence holders.

LICENCE HOLDERS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR LICENCE TO THE SIGN ON!

CHARITY

Proceeds from the sportive are in aid of Daisy Lodge – Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.

Check out the links below for further information on Daisy Lodge and the amazing work that goes on there:

http://www.cancerfundforchildren.com/daisy-lodge/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOd0h-sb7jo

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ROUTES

With two routes to choose from, this fun and challenging ride caters for cyclists of all abilities. Each route is clearly marked, with plenty of food and water stations to keep you hydrated and fuelled along the way.

Standard Route (43 miles, 2593ft elevation gain)

The route starts at Loughinisland GAC club, and will take riders on a scenic tour of South Down in an anti-clockwise direction heading for Annsborough, Castlewellan, Hilltown, Bryansford and back to Loughinisland GAC club.

Links to the short route below:

Garmin

Strava

Ride With GPS

Feed Zones:

  1. Registration (tea, coffee snacks)
  2. Hilltown (Food stop, snacks)
  3. Finish (tea, coffee sandwiches etc.)

Epic Route (60 miles, 4073ft elevation gain)

The route starts at Loughinisland GAC club, and will take riders on a scenic tour of South Down in an anti-clockwise direction heading for Annsborough, Castlewellan, Rathfriland, Mayobridge, Hilltown, Bryansford and back to Loughinisland GAC club.

Links to the long route below:

Garmin

Strava

Ride With GPS

Feed Zones:

  1. Registration (tea, coffee snacks)
  2. Rathfriland (Water stop)
  3. Hilltown (Food stop, snacks)
  4. Finish (tea, coffee sandwiches etc.)

Both routes will be marked with P and signage, with marshals assisting at junctions.

All riders are encouraged to view the routes in detail, paying close attention to distance and elevation before deciding on the most appropriate route

If you would like more information please use the following links:

Club Website: http://lalanternerougecc.com/

Club Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/179637099015/

Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1132564546879809

SAFETY NOTES

Each rider must wear a helmet.

Vehicle Support and Mechanic Support will be available.

All participants must come prepared with suitable clothing, spare tubes, a pump, drinks, snack bars and / or fruit and ensure that their bike is in proper working order.

All distances are approximate.

This is a leisure sportive and not a race, and roads will not be closed, so please exercise caution at all times, and obey the rules of the road.

Most importantly, have fun and stay safe

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