Sunday 17th February: the “Lakeland CC Reliability” in Irvinestown.
Sunday 17th Feb 2019. Leaving from Bawnacre Irvinestown sign on 9:00am – 10:00 am 2 routes available. 56-mile including Glenashaever climb 52-mile avoiding Glenashaever climb for leisure group Entry £10 CI members Entry £15 Non-CI members Route for both groups Leisure & Reliability groups leave Bawnacre out to Lisnarick, turn right and down through Kesh towards Belleek stopping 3 miles short of Belleek for a break ( just over the 20 mile mark.) Leisure group go across Bridge at Rosscor and turn left down lough shore rd. Reliability group cross bridge and turn right towards the burnt out filling station, up past windmills (nice new tar) and descend to lough Shore rd @ Blaney. Both groups back through Enniskillen and back towards Irvinestown
Also Sunday 17th February the “Ballymena RC reliability” in Antrim
The annual Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles – Reliability Trial will be held on Sunday 17th February 2019. It is expected that cyclists from all over Northern Ireland will assemble at Rex Bonar House for the 10 am start. Registration/sign on will be from 9 am, with an entry fee of £10. A run to leave 1st at 10 am. Entrants will be divided into two groups with a choice of two distances of 63 miles and 75 miles. The A group will face a 75 miles ride, which will take in Antrim, Greystone, Templepatrick, The Longshot to Ballyrobert, then Mossley, Greenisland, Woodburn, Kilroot, Glynn, Larne and the pit stop at Ballygally. Then it is on around the coast road and home via Glenarm, Carnlough and Glencloy before the fast run in through the Braid to Broughshane and back to base, where hot showers and post event refreshments await. This group averaged 19.5 mph last year. The B group’s 63 miles ride will have a target speed of 17mph. This route will take in Antrim, Greystone, Templepatrick, The Longshot, then Larne and the pit stop at Ballygally. Then it is on around the coast road and home via Glenarm, Carnlough and Glencloy before the run in through the Braid to Broughshane and back to base. The Touring Group will operate the 3rd route on the day (53 miles) which will take them out the Larne Road towards Glenwherry and then right on to Ballynashee road and on to Ballyeaston and the Lower Ballyboley road to Kilwaughter and on to the pit stop at Ballygally, where toilet facilities are available. Hopefully, the mild weather holds up for the day, and we are looking forward to seeing you there. Cycling Ulster requires that riders, who are intending to take part, have their 2019 Cycling Ireland membership, which is a necessity for sign on the participation on the day. Tea coffee soup sandwiches etc available to everyone after the event. Hot showers also available in the clubhouse afterward..Everyone welcome!!