Event Details:

Sunday 14th May 2017

Starts at Armagh Rugby Club – 30 miles or 50 miles route
On-line registration £15, Registration on the day £20
Registration/sign in: 8:00am for 9:00am start.
Complimentary pre-sportive tea/coffee for early birds!
Cycling helmet compulsory.
  30
mile route
50
mile route
Waterstop 1 – Capper’s Crossroads, Ardress 14 miles 14 miles
Waterstop 2 - Coalisland - 22 miles
Lunch -Tomneys, Moy 20 miles 35 miles
Waterstop 3 - Tullysaran 23 miles 40 miles
Finish at Armagh Rugby Club with pasta party 30 miles 50 miles

By taking part in this Sportive, your entry fee will contribute to Chest Heart and Stroke, Northern Ireland and CHARIS Cancer Care.

Shane McArdle

In memory of Shane McArdle whose nominated charity is Chest Heart and Stroke NI. In 2016, The Moy Square Wheels CC lost a dear friend and cycling companion. Shane was a modest, genuine man and we will always miss him.

CHARIS Cancer Care support men and women affected by cancer at every stage of their journey. They also assist and support the families and supporters of those living with cancer or any family member bereaved by cancer.

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Inspired by Ann McGeeney

Ann lived life to the full, being devoted to her family, her career and her sports interests. In her work 'Peace and Reconciliation,' she was passionate about bringing local communities together, particularly in the border areas where this Sportive is taking place.

She loved adventurous sports such as, mountaineering, rock climbing canoeing, running, swimming and triathlons. In recent years she enjoyed biking, particularly mountain-biking. Ann was very enthusiastic, promoting sport particularly to women and believed in the physical and mental benefits of exercise.

A Life Less Ordinary
To find out more about Ann’s legacy please visit:
www.communityfoundationni.org

The Routes

There are two routes available; 30 miles and 50 miles starting at The Cathedral City of Armagh, heading through The Orchard Countryside towards Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, The Moy Village and looping around again back in Armagh to celebrate with a pasta party. You'll see links to interactive maps of both routes below. Whether it is an introduction to cycling - 30 mile route, or to increase your fitness level - 50 mile route, why not take part as a team and incorporate a social element to the event.

When you have completed the ChallengeHer sportive, we would encourage you to use your level of fitness and try out other rewarding cycles available in Northern Ireland. A full list is available from www.cyclingulster.com in particular the Lap the Lough cycle which circumnavigates Lough Neagh!

Preparation

A cycling helmet is essential to participate in the challengeHer sportive. We recommend you also consider the following:
  • Make sure your bike is in good working order – take it out at least a week beforehand for a short spin and test the brakes and the gears so you've time to arrange any repairs/service.
  • If you have cycling shorts they're a great help to your comfort on the saddle over distance.
  • Consider bringing a fresh change of clothes to change into afterwards, especially in case of a drop of rain along the way.
  • Saddle height tip: The ideal height for your saddle leaves your legs a little less than fully extended at the bottom the pedal stroke. Much lower and you're likely to be burning more energy than you need to.

Register

Registration closed for 2017

If you have any enquiries please email info@challengeher.net

Our Sponsors

Chest Heart Stroke NI CHARIS Cancer Care Support
Joseph Tomney