Every winter I am looking forward to this great sportive, and this time no different..as photographers we are spoiled with the nature of the Mourne Mountains, add the very warm welcome of the West Down Wheelers and the camaraderie of all the riders and you have a recipe for a good day out. The Katesbridge wheelers are very good friends of the project, not only they have backed the project for many years but also a club that changed my life due to my heart attack there in 2014 when I was a commissaire for the club and the care they provided after second to none..so no brainer for me to promote such great club..This time David Mc Veigh as camera support and all photos here his work in 2017 ..see you all there and try the soup after!!
Mobile technical support as every year with Paul from the “Bike Shak”

On Sat 23rd of February West Down Wheelers will hold there Annual 64 Mile Coastal Run, Starting in Katesbridge Riders will Then Head to Moneyslane,, Castlewellan we’re they will turn right at the Roundabout (Marshalled) Head through to Kilcoo, after going through Kilcoo approx. mile other side turn Left for a Hilltown at the Outskirts Of Hilltown Riders will Turn Left for Spelga,,Approx 2 Mile up this Road They will Turn right up past Santa’s Cottage Down Yellow Water into Rostrevor, in Rostrevor Turning left at a Roundabout unto coast Road Heading for Kilkeel at the Outskirts Of Kilkeel Riders Turn Left for a Mile (Pee Stop), Approx half a mile later they will turn right
Approx half a mile later Turning left down to Outskirts Of The Kilkeel, Then they will Turn Left unto coast Rd heading 
Down through Ballymartin, Annalong, to Newcastle, At Newcastle Riders will follow Signs for Castlewellan in Castlewellan unto Banbridge Rd and back to Start/Finnish line in Katesbridge were u will get plenty of a Refreshments. Sign on £10 from 8 am we’re u will get a Muga of Something No double parking on Hall Rd or opposite Driveways, Bring a pump and spare Tubes, Helmets to be worn, You must Abide by law of the Land !! Lead car Allister McCourt, Service crew and Broomwagon Bike Shak Banbridge 07976238145.Dany and David (Belgian Project ) coming up so there shud be a few photos or 2, Hall will close when the Last Rider in, even if I have to stay myself, Please bring pump and spare Tubes, as last year we were called all over the place for Riders with punctures, But we won’t see you stuck !! Broomwagon fone Num. 07976238145 Let’s hope for good weather on the day.

A club with a heart
Some talent in this picture, its a day to meet the stars of the road
The Wilkinson’s..salt of the earth and stalwarts of the club