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Do you enjoy cycling? Then get on your bike for Age NI!

Whether you are an experienced cyclist or just looking for a rewarding challenge, we’ll help you get to the finish line. You’ll receive a fundraising pack and Age NI t-shirt or vest.

Raising money for Age NI will help us improve life for more older people in Northern Ireland. Find out about cycling events and challenges that you could take part in below.

>> Register now to cycle for Age NI


Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia
Sunday 5 June 2016

Gran Fondo

Following the success of the 2014 Giro d’Italia & the first Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia sportive in 2015 the next Gran Fondo will take place in Northern Ireland on Sunday 5 June 2016.

The organisers have great plans in place and their ambition is to make this event one of the iconic sportives in the world. Everything is aimed at creating an authentic Giro d’Italia experience, including fully closed roads. There are two routes to choose from: the 58km Strangford route (£55 entry fee) and the 173km Mourne route (£65 entry fee).

Find out more: Gran Fondo Giro d'Italia
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Cycle London to Paris
Various dates 2016

Paris

8 - 12 June 2016
20 - 24 July 2016
14 - 18 September 2016

Cycling from London to Paris is one of the best fundraising events in Europe!

300 miles over 4 days takes you through glorious countryside, to the ferry from Dover to Calais, along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills, to the bustling metropolis of Paris.

Find out more: Cycle London to Paris
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Lap the Lough: Lough Neagh
Sunday 28 August 2016 (Bank Holiday weekend)

Lap the Lough

Start: Hill of the O'Neill, Dungannon
Very popular 95 mile route around Lough Neagh. Reasonally level, so ideal for all cycling abilities. Entry fee £27 - £37, dependent on registration date.

 
Find out more: Lap the Lough
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Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive
Saturday 10 September 2016

Giant's Causeway Coast SportiveStart: Ballycastle, County Antrim
57km, 126km & 182km routes on the iconic north coast of Northern Ireland and the stunning Glens of Antrim. Entry fee £35 for any route (to be confirmed).

Find out more: Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive  
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Three Counties Charity Cycle for Age NI
Sunday 2 October - To be confirmed

Island Wheelers90 mile cycle route through three counties: Tyrone, Fermanagh and Monaghan. Suitable for experienced cyclists.

Registration from 9am at the Age NI Day Centre: 3-4 Little Scotch Street Dungannon BT70 1AP. Free parking available at car park infront of Day Centre.

Stage one: 10am start from Day Centre. 30 mile route through Moy, Blackwatertown, Benburb and Armagh into Middletown for refreshments.

Stage two: 60 mile route from Middletown to Glaslough, Emyvale, Aughnacloy, Ballygawley and back to the day centre in Dungannon.

£10 entrance fee goes to the Age NI Day Centre in Dungannon. Refreshments in the day centre. For more info: contact Eddie Polin on 07748 444 483.

>> View photos from previous events
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Global Adventure Challenges

Popular cycle challenges throughout the year organised by Global Adventure Challenges.

UK cycle challenges:
Coast to Coast - Whitehaven to Tynemouth (140 miles) 
Edinburgh Night Ride (50 miles) 
Land's End to John O'Groats (1000 miles)

European cycle challenges:
London to Paris (299 miles)
Euro City Cycling Challenge - London, Amsterdam & Brussels (270 miles)
Milan to Monaco (240 miles)
The Roubaix Challenge - London to Lille (155 miles)

International cycle challenges:
Costa Rica: Coast to Coast Cycle (500km)
Cycle Cuba (360km)
India Cycle Challenge (400km)
Tanzania: Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro Crater Cycle (350km)
USA: Death Valley Cycle (420km)
USA: Yosemite to San Francisco (404km)
Vietnam to Cambodia (400km)


More local cycling challenges

Find more local cycling events, challenges and information via the following websites:

Cycle NI - Cycling Sportives
Cycle NI - Cycling Events  
Cycling Ulster
Discover Northern Ireland - Cycling
Sustrans - Northern Ireland Cycle Network
NI Direct - Cycling Information


Get involved

>> Register now to cycle for Age NI

Age NI Cycle poster (PDF 1MB)

Download & print our cycle poster for the notice board at your workplace, community noticeboard, church or club. 

Set up your free fundraising page

Raising money for Age NI will help us improve life for more older people in Northern Ireland.

Share your training and fundraising stories with us: 
Age NI on Facebook
Age NI on Twitter

Further information

If you register to cycle for Age NI, please ensure you also register with the event organiser via their specific entry form. Entry fees should be paid directly to the event organiser. Details on each event can be found via the weblinks above.

For more information contact:

Rosalind Cole
Events & Community Fundraiser
Email: rosalind.cole@ageni.org
Tel: 028 9024 5729 / 0785 091 9165

Short url for this webpage: www.ageni.org/cycle

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For more information: Contact Rozi Cole 028 9024 5729