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Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive

10/09/2016 - Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland - Sportive

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The Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive, in association with Chain Reaction Flagship Store Belfast, is one of the biggest road cycling events in Northern Ireland and event organisers hope to attract 1,400 participants in 2016 to the Causeway Coast and Glen's area.

The entry fee for the event is £35 and it will take place on Saturday 10th September 2016. Cyclists have the choice of 3 routes (57km/35m, 126km/80m and 182km/115m) catering for all abilities from complete beginners to cycling enthusiasts. All three routes start and finish in the small rural seaside town of Ballycastle in County Antrim.

The event not only provides participants with a great opportunity to cycle along one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Europe and part of the 2014 Giro d'Italia route but has also been created with every level of cyclist in mindThe shortest route which is 35 miles is an excellent way for beginners to complete their first sportive whereas the two longer routes of 80 miles and 115 miles are ideal for the more serious cyclists with testing hills of up to 20% gradients. 

To capture the famous points of interest in the area, the shortest route, the 'Causeway Coaster', takes in Bushmills Distillery (Ireland's oldest whiskey distillery), Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, the Dark Hedges and the Giant's Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most popular 80 mile route brings participants through the mythical Glens of Antrim before following the spectacular Antrim Coast Road with the option of taking on or bypassing the gruelling Torr Head Road. The longest route (115 miles) incorporates both of these shorter distances and provides the ultimate cycling challenge which is widely regarded as one of the toughest sportive routes in Ireland.


Event Website http://www.giantscausewaycoastsportive.com

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 North Street
Address Line 2 Ballycastle
Town Ballycastle
County Antrim
Postcode BT54 6BN
 
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Outdoor Recreation NI
Email Email Hidden
County Antrim






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This event's shortened URL is: https://cyclosport.org/7474