Tourism Northern Ireland are delighted to announce the 2016 Northern Ireland Festival of Cycling from 3 – 19 June. This two week bike-fest packs in events and festivities, fun activity workshops that will keep the kids entertained for hours alongside routes that will take you through some of Northern Ireland’s most stunning scenery.
Who could forget the Giro d’Italia when Northern Ireland went pink and we turned out in our thousands? Our Festival of Cycling will recapture that spirit of fun and remind us that ‘on your bike’ can be good for you too.
Starting off in Titanic Belfast with the Gran Fondo weekend on 3 – 4 June, the festival reaches out to counties Antrim, Armagh, Down and to Derry-Londonderry. Whether you’re a mountain bike enthusiast seeking thrills, a dedicated cyclist pitching yourself a new challenge, looking for an enjoyable day out, or an evening with friends that promises something a little bit different.
To see what events are happening across Northern Ireland as part of the festival click here.
Newry, Mourne and Down
Irish Downhill Mountainbike Series – The Northern Ireland round of the extreme mountainbike racing series. Not for the faint hearted! Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June 10:00 to 17:00Takes place at Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails, Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor.
In the Red MTB Sportive – A mountain bike fest! Ride the red loop en masse, kids trail session and workshops. 12 June 09:30 – 17:00. Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails, Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor.
Psycle – Mountain Bike Competition (8 hour endurance) plus fun activities to give everyone an enjoyable day out. 18 June 08:00 – 16:00. Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails and Castlewellan Forest Park.
Crooked Lake Duathlon 19th June 11am.- 3k run / 20k cycle / 3k run. Tough enough to challenge the experienced but a great course for those who want to dip their toe into the world of cycle/run events for the first time. For more information click here.
Full programme of Events in the area, click here.
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