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.
We’re also pleased to announce that club sponsor Chain Reaction Cycles have agreed to provide water bottles with vouchers and nutrition for those who pre enter online.
Thanks to them and all our sponsors!
Sign on location – Ards Bowling Club – 70 South St, Newtownards BT23 4JU
Sign on from 8am – Riders on the 80 mile route leave at 9am. Riders doing the 50 mile route leave at 9:30am.
The pre-entry fee for the event is £15 for those who hold a current Cycling Ireland licence. 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)
Pre entry available on Entry Central.
It is possible to register on the day but the fee will be £20.
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 for 80 mile route. https://www.strava.com/routes/6171972
Route 2: 50 miles.
The 50 mile route stays on the Ards Peninsula before returning to Newtownards after lunch in Portaferry.
GPX file for 50 mile route. https://www.strava.com/routes/6441515
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.
The routes will be marked with road markings ‘ToS’ and signage.