The IVEAGH SPRING CLASSIC is back (7th April in 2019), with an all new 45-mile Belgian-classic route. It’s a test at any speed, but this one, no matter how long it takes to complete, afterwards you can allow yourself a little smugness and tilt your head slightly, close one eye and nod slowly, in the satisfaction of your achievement. It’s to suit both the experienced and the lesser experienced rider. This year we are proud to be supporting Mourne Mountain Rescue with the amazing voluntary work they do all year round.

This year once again, we are going back to the basics, by keeping overheads down, to pass on a lesser priced event for participants. Though gimmicks have been largely removed you can still expect to be well looked after PRE, DURING AND POST RIDE with the usual pampering of hot drinks and food to fuel or refuel your engine. Upon completion, tuck into a hot bowl of traditional Stoofvlees (Belgian beef stew) while you enjoy the Tour of Flanders on the big screen.

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Early Bird Entry of £10 is available via Entry Central until or £15 after that for Cycling Ireland Licence Holders. A £5 one day licenses can be purchased for any participants who do not process a Cycling Ireland license.Sign-on: 8.30am – 9.15am, Banbridge Rugby Club. Departing 9.30am.
Entry central is now open.

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