Ireland's C2C 2Day Sportive 2018

West to East in two days on two wheels

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN!

Back for 2018 - Ireland's Coast to Coast Cycle Sportive is happening on the 19th-21th May. This is an amazing two day event on two wheels from Enniscrone, Sligo, to Newcastle Co Down, taking in some fantastic road surfaces, stunning vistas through Sligo, Leitrim, Fermanagh, Armagh, and the epic undulations of the Mourne Mountains in Co. Down.  

This route is designed to be a challenge for every type of cyclist, this event will be a partner event to the legendary Coast 2 Coast Multi Sport race, so riders on the course may be fellow Sportive cyclists, or one of the teams on the Multisport race.  

Fully supported with Feed Stations, the event leaves the Ocean Sands Hotel in Enniscrone on 20th May alongside the two day Multipart event, cycling 150km (approx) along the stunning Sligo coastline, through Leitrim, taking in picturesque villages such as Drumshambo and Ballinamore, Ballyconnell, before crossing the border into Fermanagh and stopping for the night in the Share Centre.  

Here, sportivers can avail of the accommodation - dinner, bed and breakfast (Prices within Pricing Section), or can choose to stay elsewhere to reconvene in the morning.  

On Day 2, sportive cyclists will depart nice and early, at their leisure between 7am & 9am, and cycle the 150km from Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh to Newcastle Co Down.  The multisport race will be ahead of the cycling event on day 2, but you will meet them again on the mountain roads of the Mournes.  

There will be a feed station every 25km, with the final feed station being in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor.  From here, the sportive will navigate through the village of Rostrevor, and begin the final ascent along quiet, mountain roads, and finish on by the sea in Newcastle Co Down.  


Routes are shown below - please click the link!  
 
 

PRICING 
 
To make this event as accessible, and affordable as possible we are splitting the costs so everyone can attend, no matter the budget or the goal.  
 
2 Day Sportive  - TO BE CONFIRMED
Includes
- Sport Ident Timing Chip,
- Race Numbers,
- Event Jersey 
- Pocket Route Guide,
- 4 x feed stations (including one lunch stop),
- Luggage Transfer from Start to Mid way Point, and from Mid Way Point to Finish,
- Finishers Medal,
- Split times listed on 26Extreme Website,
- Finish line hot food.  
 
Accommodation, Dinner & Breakfast - £50 per person 
Shared accommodation in the Share Centre, Lisnaskea on Day 1, Three course evening meal on Day 1, Breakfast on Day 2
 
Shuttle from Newcastle, Co Down, to Start Line - £25pp
Arriving from out of Ireland?  Driving?  That's ok, we are doing a pick-up service from Newcastle, Co Down and a shuttle to the start line for you, your luggage and your bike.  Parking is included in the £20 also.  This must be booked at point of registration.  
 
The event starts in Enniscrone, Co Sligo, and finishes in Newcastle Co Down.  Those who don't have a lift to and from the event centres can avail of our shuttle from the finish line!   
 
The Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone have a special rate for Coast2Coasters, and you can contact the hotel directly to arrange your accommodation the night before the event.  
 
 
 

We have decided to hold the Event Briefing at 9am on the 20th of May, in the Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone to allow all competitors time to arrive, eat and check in the night before.
There will be staff on hand to direct you to the start where you can safely rack your bike to attend the briefing, and there will be opportunity to place your luggage in the transport vehicles before you attend briefing.  
 
At the briefing, we will provide you all with a set of maps that you can carry, a number for your bike and your timing chip, and we will outline all mandatory stops and how to check in there.
 
Timings 
 
Day 1 - 20th May 2017
 
Event Briefing: - 9am
Event Start: - 10am 
 
Collooney: - Water Stop
Ballinamore: - Lunch Stop - Mandatory check in
Ballyconnell - Water Stop
Share Centre, Lisnaskea - End of Day 1 - Tea/Coffee on arrival
 
Dinner will be at 7pm, and there will be a short briefing on Day 2 after dinner.  
 
Day 2 - 21st May 2017
 
This is a hillier day, so we advise all participants to consider what they eat and carry with this in mind.  
 
Start: - We are offering a leisure type start.  All Participants can start their time between 8am and 9am, and we will give you instructions on how to do this.  
 
Caledon: - Water Stop
Markethill: - Water Stop
Rostrevor: - Lunch Stop - Mandatory check in
Newcastle: - Finish
 
Travelling to the Event 
 
The Shuttle to Enniscrone, Co Sligo leaves Newcastle, Co Down at 3:30pm on Friday, 19th May. Newcastle is one hours drive from Belfast, one hour thirty minutes from Dublin, and is well signposted, and the rendezvous point is the Slieve Donard Hotel.  
 
Both Belfast and Dublin are accessible from the UK via sea and air.  
 
Kit List - We recommend you prepare for the worst!  
 
Helmet - mandatory, no helmet, no event!  
Mobile Phone - charged and ready for use
Maps (provided)
Any medication
Number (provided)
Water Bottles & snacks
Spare Tube & Tyre Levers
Pump
Chain Link specific to your chain
Weather Proof appropriate cover 
Flashing Rear Light (red)  - MANDATORY
 
You will be given the phone number for the mechanic, and should you have a major mechanical issue, they will be equipped to assist you, however should your bike have any particular special components, if you wish, you can give a pack to the mechanic at day 1 briefing.  
 
Remember that this is a leisure cycle, and we have allowed time for you to stop and enjoy the route, and to this end, we will give you opening and closing times of the water stops and lunch stops.
 
The Water stops will have water, diluting juice, bananas, cake, and cereal bars.  At the lunch stops, there will be sandwiches, tea/coffee/soup, fruit, and snacks.  We will only cater for special dietary requirements on request, so please email us to arrange.   
 
Should you have any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us on info@26extreme.com 
 

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