The Coastal 2017

Dromara Coastal Leisure Tour

 

 

 

The Coastal Leisure Cycle held by Dromara Cycling Club has become an established early summer favourite for local cyclists of all abilities.  This year’s event will be on Sunday 14th May 2017.

Photo of riders in Coastal 2015

The climb out of Strangford is never easy

From the leisure cyclist to the more focused club rider, the coastal has something for everyone.  Two distances are offered, 60 miles and 80 miles, starting from Dromara Village Football club located on the Rathfriland Road, Dromara

The tour offers a great day out with like minded people, going at a pace that suits you.  The first half of ride takes in a scenic loop around the south Down coast to Strangford, where a generous spread of food will be provided in our marquee on the village green, allowing the riders to take on well needed energy whilst they rest and enjoy the views across the lough to Portaferry.

Lunch stop in Strangford

Coastal 2015

It’s all about the craic!

After leaving Strangford, just outside Quoile riders can decide which route to take back.  Either they can continue enjoying the coastal scenery and go the longer 80miles route or take the more direct 60miles route back to Dromara via Ballynahinch (see route maps below).  Once back in the clubhouse at Dromara FC the riders can shower, change, and enjoy a well earned chance to relax amongst friends.

 

This year our chosen headline charity is:

Alzheimer's Society

At least £5 from each entry will go to this and other worthy causes.

Many thanks in advance to the event sponsors Chain Reaction Cycles Belfast flagship store who will be providing mechanical support before and during the event.

Chain Reaction Cycles

Location of Dromara Football Club
Sat. Nav. co-ordinates: N 54.37118788,  W 06.01813563

Facilities at Dromara Football Club

  • Car parking
  • Showers
  • Public bar

Route maps (click for full size)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strava Route Links

Dromara CC Coastal Long Route (80 miles)

Dromara CC Coastal Short Route (60 miles)

How to enter & Sign on Times

Online pre-registration form is below and will close on Friday 6th May at 8pm.    Entries are limited to 250 places and are first come, first served.

The entry fee for pre-registered participants will be £15 for CTC or Cycling Ireland members, with at least £5 from each entry going to charity.  For those without a CTC or CI licence there is an additional fee of £5 (€5) for a one-day third party cover insurance.  The fee for entry on the day of the event will be £20 and for those aged under 18 the fee is £5.

A cycling goody bottle will be provided to all finishers, courtesy of the event sponsors, Chain Reaction Cycles

Sign on opens at 8:30am with a mass roll out at 9:30am.

For more information on the Dromara CC Coastal or about Cycling Ireland licences please contact club secretary Martin Grimley, on 07899 913865 or email martin@dromaracc.co.uk

Reports of previous years events can be found here:

Entry Form

Current List of Entrants (If your name isn’t below and you think it should be, then please use the web contact form to send us your details )

FirstLastClub
ColinBoydApollo CT
JoeleneBrowningDromore CC
gregCampbell**UNATTACHED Ulster
GeoffClarke*OTHER CLUB NOT LISTED
RobertCousins*OTHER CLUB NOT LISTED
GeraldineCoyle*OTHER CLUB NOT LISTED
ChristineDevennyArds CC
AlanDevennyArds CC
ALASTAIRDORMAN**UNATTACHED Ulster
StephenEnglish**UNATTACHED Ulster
JaneFriel*OTHER CLUB NOT LISTED
TakashiIshii**UNATTACHED Ulster
PaulJenkins**UNATTACHED Ulster
DAVIDLAW**UNATTACHED Ulster
PaulMarksDromara Cycling Club
BernardMcCloskeyArds CC
AlisonMcErlaneArds CC
BillyMcKeown**UNATTACHED Ulster
MartinMcStayApollo CT
BobbyMillarMaryland Wheelers
DeirdreMurrayArds CC
IANONEILL**UNATTACHED Ulster
MurphyPaul**UNATTACHED Ulster
MartinaRooney**UNATTACHED Leinster
DianneShawArds CC
EdwinaTernanArds CC
Shirley-AnneThompson*OTHER CLUB NOT LISTED
RoyWatton**UNATTACHED Ulster
TrevorWatty*OTHER CLUB NOT LISTED
PaulWharton*OTHER CLUB NOT LISTED
FirstLastClub