Blackstairs Cycling Challenge dedicated to Eoghan and Ruairí, supporting our local School & GAA Club, Jack and Jill Children's Foundation and Down Syndrome Ireland

GOODIE BAGS:

There are a limited number of goodie bags available for online entrants only, on a 'first come first served' basis. But when they're gone they're gone!

Overview:

 

The Blackstairs Cycling Challenge is a cycle sportif which takes place in Ballinkillen, Co. Carlow. It is dedicated to the memory of Eoghan and Ruairí Chada, our two friends who are always in our thoughts.

 

It is a great day of cycling through beautiful Inistioge, Graiguenamanagh, Borris, Kiltealy, Bunclody and Mt. Leinster in the Blackstairs Mountains.

 

This year's event takes place on Sunday 23rd of April 2017. All routes start and finish in Ballinkillen (See link below to find us on  google maps).

 

All proceeds will be divided three ways:

  1. Ballinkillen Primary School
  2. Ballinkillen Juvenile Hurling & Camogie Club
  3. Jack & Jill Foundation/Down Syndrome Ireland

There are 5 routes to choose from, catering for all categories of cyclists: 140km, 105km, 80km, 50km and 12km.

 

All routes will be fully signposted and junctions marshalled, and there will be backup available for anyone requiring technical assistance, provided by Peter Thatcher of GP cycles, Ballon.

 

Tea and scones/brown bread  will be served from 7:30am for all the early birds and there will be HOT FOOD for all cyclists at the finish line in Ballinkillen. Borris Vocational School hosts the main food stop for each of the 140km, 105km, 80km and 50km routes, where there will be tea/ coffee and sandwiches/cakes/scones.

 

There will be goodie bags for children who have been registered online for the 12km route.

 

Numbers are limited so register online to avoid disappointment

 

Note:- For health & safety:

Helmets are compulsory - no helmet, no cycle

  • No childrens' tricycles or bikes with stabilizers allowed
  • Children must be a minimum of 6 years for the 12km route, 14 years for the 50km route and 16 years for the 3 longer routes
  • An adult must accompany and be responsible for any children under 16 years (applies to all routes)
  • For anyone not registering online please see Entry Form and Waiver on the  Registration page. Please download this form and have it filled out before you arrive.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all our Sponsors: