This Sunday the unique Tour of Strangford Charity sportive is on the has 2 distances on offer and a ferry crossing for the longer distance of 80 miles at Strangford crossing to Portaferry..lunch included in the price of £15 on line..on the day you can sign on at the £20 price..all for two causes very much in need of funding to keep their fantastic work going. The Bowling club at the Comber Rd is the place to sign on the day. On line

Promoted by:    Ards Cycling Club

Sponsored byHomegrown NI

Date:     Sunday 16th September 2018

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 14th 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 Cruse Bereavement NI and Action Mental Health. 

Choice of 2 routes. 

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.
  • Vehicle Support and Mechanic Support will be available.
  • Come prepared with suitable clothing, spare tubes, a pump, snack bars and / or fruit.
  • All distances are approximate.