What’s on in the next few weeks? (Sun 11th-Sun 25th Feb) The website has a break due to a bushman’s holiday in the Netherlands & Belgium (sorting out summer scheme) this from Thur 8th till Friday 16th Feb. Back for Toby’s Charity Cycle in Belfast on Saturday 17th Feb!! Also news of entry details of the Donegal 222km&333km&555km in August, and stage news of the Dornan Ras Mumhan at Easter!!
Omagh CC told social media : “Join us at Drumragh GAA on Sunday 11th Feb for our first event of 2024 The Valentines Leisure Cycle and OWCC Reliability Trial” Entry details and info: https://eventmaster.ie/event/9q8yCw5HWJ
It’s that time of the year again when all roads lead to the Balmoral Hotel, Belfast for our annual charity cycle on the 17th February. The cycling community have raised a huge amount for the amazing #cancerfundforchildren over the years so please join us to keep the momentum going. Keep an eye out on social media where we will be posting the evenmaster link for entry in the next couple of daysand more info on https://www.facebook.com/VC.Glendale(The project will be there for a photoshoot)
DORNAN RAS MUMHAN 2024 – Stages unveiled The Dornan Ras Mumhan 2024 is set to redefine cycling excitement with an innovative five-stage race format. The inclusion of an 8km Team Time Trial (TTT) as the opening stage adds a thrilling dimension to this year’s edition, promising a hectic assault on the roads of Kerry and Cork this Easter. Headquarters will be at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland . The introduction of the Team Time Trial as the opener will revolutionize team preparations, setting the stage for a high-stakes battle. Marginal gains from Stage 1 in the TT are anticipated to agitate the adrenaline, ensuring an electrifying start to this year’s Dornan Ras Mumhan. Website: https://rasmumhan.ie/ Stage 1(a) – Team Time Trial (TTT) Date: Friday, March 29th, Start: Currow, Finish: Castleisland First Team Off: 12:00 noon Stage 1(b) – Road Race (RR),Date: Friday, March 29th Start: Castleisland, Finish: Knocknagoshel ,Distance: 70km, Start Time: 4:00 PM Stage 2 – Road Race (RR) Date: Saturday, March 30th, start: Killarney, Finish: Sneem, Distance: 114km, Start Time: 10:00 AM Stage 3 – Road Race (RR) – Sliabh Luachra Stage, Date: Sunday, March 31st, Distance: 115km.Start Time: 11:00 AM Stage 4 – Road Race (RR),Date: Monday, April 1st, Start: Killorglin, Finish: Killorglin Distance: 113km,Start Time: 10.00 Further details on specific routes, elevation profiles, and additional event information will be provided in upcoming releases. Race Director John Breen is content with the preparation so far for this year’s Dornan Ras Mumhan and reiterates the importance of all those who volunteer their time for the love of cycling . The Dornan Ras Mumhan 2024 is poised to be an unmissable cycling spectacle, blending tradition with change. Watch this space for in-depth details and prepare for a cycling experience built on tradition.
Welcome to the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555k, an extraordinary ultra cycling event that unfolds along the breathtaking landscapes of Donegal. This challenging yet invigorating non-stop cycling experience encompasses three distinct distances—555km, 333km, and 222km—offering participants varied options to test their mettle. Solo enthusiasts and teams alike are invited to embark on this immersive journey through one of Ireland’s most iconic and scenic counties. The Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra promises an unparalleled cycling adventure, weaving through the diverse terrain of Donegal and showcasing its most picturesque areas. As you traverse the route, you’ll encounter the stunning coastal vistas, charming villages, and undulating hills that define the unique character of this region. This event is not merely a race; it’s a celebration of endurance, camaraderie, and the sheer joy of cycling against the backdrop of Donegal’s natural splendor. Whether you’re a seasoned ultra-cyclist seeking a new challenge or a passionate enthusiast looking to experience the beauty of Donegal on two wheels, the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555k welcomes riders of all levels. With multiple distances to choose from, participants can tailor their experience to match their fitness and ambition. Join us for an unforgettable cycling adventure, where the spirit of endurance meets the unparalleled beauty of Donegal. Register now to secure your place in this remarkable ultra cycling event and become part of the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra community. ENTRY NOW OPEN!! https://eventmaster.ie/event/
The Belgian Project will provide the Masters of Ceremonies at the Dornan Ras Mumhan, and the Donegal Atlantic Way 555-333-222 km, both sponsors of the project for 4 years now!! The best craic in the world…looking so forward to it!! (Photo Michael Buckley)