Cycling champion launches Giant Sportive in Ballycastle

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Michael Hutchinson recently joined up with sportive event organiser, Beverley Pierson from Outdoor Recreation NI, Councillor Sandra Hunter (Chairperson of Moyle District Council) and Neil McGuigan from Chain Reaction Cycles Flagship Store in Belfast to announce the date for this year’s Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive.

This popular cycling event, which is sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles Flagship Store in Belfast and funded by Moyle District Council, is set to carry on from its huge success in the last two years by expecting to attract up to 1400 cyclists to the North Coast and Glens of Antrim on Saturday 7th September.

The event, which starts and finishes against the beautiful backdrop of the sea front in Ballycastle, offers participants a choice of three routes (35 miles, 80 miles and 115 miles) each taking in the spectacular Giant’s Causeway Coast and the stunning Glens of Antrim.

Online entry is now open and more information including detailed route descriptions, maps, online booking and indeed advice from cycle training experts is available on the event website www.giantscausewaycoastsportive.com

This year, event organisers have also teamed up with Marie Curie Cancer Care and Action Medical Research to encourage participants to fundraise for these extremely worthwhile causes which will certainly act as a great motivator when the hills become tough!