Tour of Strangford Sportive this Sunday.

Gareth Murray   September 9, 2016   Comments Off on Tour of Strangford Sportive this Sunday.

There’s still time to sign up for our Tour of Strangford Charity Sportive. Pre entry closes on Saturday at 7pm. Enter via   On the day entry will be £20.

With thanks to all of our generous sponsors, 100% of the funds raised from the Tour of Strangford can now be donated to our two chosen recipients: Sands NI (Stillbirth And Neonatal Death Support) and Wayne Garrett’s recuperation fund.

Club sponsor Chain Reaction Cycles have agreed to provide water bottles with vouchers and nutrition for those who pre enter online.

Sign on location – Ards Bowling Club – 70 South St, Newtownards BT23 4JU

Bowling Club

Sign on open from 8am –  Riders on the 80 mile route leave at 9am.   Riders doing the 50 mile route leave at 9:30am.

Anyone without a Cycling Ireland licence must pay an extra £2 at sign on for a compulsory event licence, which provides third party and personal accident insurance cover for the day. (Bring your licence to sign on)

This year there is the choice of 2 routes.

Route 1: 80 miles

The 80 mile route travels south from Newtownards along the west shore of the lough to Strangford, then a short hop by ferry to Portaferry where lunch will be available. Inland route back up the Peninsula to finish in Newtownards.

GPX file can be downloaded here –

80 mile flyer

Route 2: 50 miles.

The 50 mile route stays on the Ards Peninsula. From Newtownards head south through Greyabbey and Kircubbin to Portaferry for lunch. Then follow the same route home as the 80 mile route.

GPX file can be downloaded here –

50 mile fyler


Both routes will have a lunch stop in the Community Centre in Portaferry. There will also be refreshments available at the finish in the bowling club.
Map to lunch stop
lunch stop


The routes will be marked with road markings ‘ToS’ and signage.

TOS Signage


There will be a support vehicle on each route should you require assistance.

All participants should note that the wearing of cycle helmets is compulsory and that all traffic laws must be adhered to. Also each person involved with the event does so at their own risk.