Cycle the Strangford Sportive with Christian Aid. Experience the beauty of County Down scenery and help change lives and alleviate poverty in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Date: Saturday 1 October 2016
Minimum age: 12 years
Location: Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh, County Down BT30 9TZ
Whether a beginner or a seasoned pedaller, there's a route for you:
40km (see route) : suggested start time 10-11am
80km (see route) : suggested start time 9-10am
120km (see route) : suggested start time 8-9am
All routes begin in Delamont Country Park before setting out of the park onto marshalled roads around the picturesque drumlins of County Down. If you register and donate by Thursday 29 September, all you'll need to do is sign into the cycle in Delamont. You must also sign out on your return to the park by 3pm.
How we'll support you:
Smiling marshals along the route to encourage you and to keep you on track.
A support vehicle provided by Podium 4 Sport.
First Aid services.
A couple of refreshment stops along the route to keep you at your best.
You will be warmly welcomed back into Delamont Country Park after your cycle to enjoy a free ‘Good Little BBQ’ with sausages donated by our friends at The Good Little Company.
Sign-in on the day (and registration for anyone who has not pre-registered) will begin at 7:45am with the 120km route beginning at 8am. The BBQ will be served between 12-3pm so participants are advised to judge their start time to return to the park for this. Please make sure that you've set off on your route by 11am!
We're delighted that 12-16 year olds can participate in our 40km route, providing the following criteria is met:
A parent or guardian has signed the registration form of the participant.
A parent or guardian accompanies the participant around the route.
Please note a parent/guardian is only to be responsible for supervising a maximum of two participants under 16 throughout the course of the route.
17 year olds are permitted to cycle any of our 3 routes, provided a parent or legal guardian has signed their registration form.
To register an under 18 year old, you must complete and post this registration form - unfortunately online registrations cannot be accepted.
Raising money / sponsorship
Why not go one step further and take on the challenge of fundraising for Christian Aid? The Strangford Sportive is a great opportunity to encourage your family and friends to sponsor you, and help Christian Aid end poverty sooner.
We are here to support you with all your needs - from sponsorship forms, to links to donor friendly sponsorship pages - just give us a call 028 9064 8133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marshal at the Strangford Sportive
Could you help keep our cyclists safe and on track? If you are free on Saturday 1 October and could be a volunteer marshal please get in touch with us - details below.
Get in touch with our events fundraising team:
Call: +44 (0)28 9064 8133