Cyclists are preparing to saddle up for a challenging fundraising cycle this weekend that will take in some of the hardest hills of Fermanagh.
‘The Hills Above Derrygonnelly Fundraising Cycle’ takes place this Sunday, 17th September in aid of the local Bunnahone Bunnies Cross Community Playgroup’, starting at 9am at Tir Navar.
There will be two routes to choose from with beautiful scenery and varying degrees of challenging climbs and descents. The shorter 43km route with 1100ft of climbing has an entry fee of £10 and is suitable for the beginner to intermediate cyclist. This route is comprised of an enjoyable scenic route with with some rolling hills to get the adrenaline flowing. The more challenging 83km cycle will include 3200 ft of climbing with an entry fee of £15 and is suitable for only experienced cyclists due to the mountainous climbs and speedy descents. This route encompasses a large portion of the renowned Fermanagh Fear Endurance Event and is sure to provide ample challenge for even the most competitive cyclists.
Newtownbuter model Aimee Boyle will be on hand on the day to start both races and get the cyclists off to a flying start.
Both routes will be fully signed and marshalled on the day with additional motorbike marshal support together with food and water stops, First Aid and mechanical breakdown support. Sign on times are from 9- 9.45am with roll out for 83km at 10am closely followed by 43km roll out at 10.15am. There will also be refreshments available to all cyclists upon return to Tir Navar supplied by their superb on site restaurant.
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Posted: 5:28 pm September 11, 2017