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FAQ's - Oesophacycle 2018

What is the route? Saturday - Newcastle to Kilkeel (coast road) to Rostrevor (water/snack stop) to Warrenpoint to Newry to Victoria Lock (via Greenway) to Omeath to Carlingford (via Greenway) for lunch stop to Ballymacscanlon Hotel for dinner and overnight stop. Sunday – reverse of above but with lunch stop in Warrenpoint.

What is special about this route? It is probably the most scenic and enchanting route in Northern Ireland! A route skirting the magnificent Mourne Mountains and the fabled Cooley Mountains in County Louth, a route steeped in culture and history. Sea and mountain views for the entire route including a relaxing ride along the latest Greenway in Ireland (Newry to Victoria Lock).

How far? 60 miles each day (120 miles in total).

Is it hilly? This is a comparatively flat route and has been chosen to suit all cyclists including “fair weather” and occasional social cyclists.

Do I need to be really fit? A moderate level of fitness required but this can easily be achieved in 2/3 months before the event – a training plan is available.

What type of bike do I need? So long as you can cycle the 2 days without too much fatigue then your current bike will be adequate so long as it is comfortable and reliable.

Do I need to carry my luggage? No, one of the support vehicles will transport everyone’s overnight luggage.

What if I have a mechanical problem? We always have an experienced bike mechanic with us to look after any breakdowns.

What costs will there be on-route? All meals, snacks, water are included in your sponsorship so spending money only needed.

What else is provided? Lunch will be provided in the renowned Ghan House in Carlingford and all participants will stay in one of the best hotels in Louth with its own swimming pool and leisure centre.

Is it safe? Our priority is safety so there will be motorcycle outriders, lead car, cycle marshals and support vehicles

How much do I need to raise? £450 - we have sponsorship sheets available to help you.

For a full breakdown of the event, click here and download the “more information about the cycle” button.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions. 

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