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Cancelled – 2020 Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive

The 2020 Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive has been cancelled in response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak. Efforts had been made to find another suitable date in 2020 to hold the event but unfortunately it was not feasible. All participants who entered the Sportive in 2020 will receive a full refund. This may take some time to arrange given the large volume of refunds needed, but please be assured that eve…


Get 15% Discount for Groups!

The Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive is offering a 15% discount for riders when 10 or more sign up together, whether you’re part of a club or just 10 friends up for a challenge! For information on this special offer, email or send us a PM to our Facebook page and prepare for Ireland’s most scenic sportive together. …


Entries Now Open for 2020!

Online entries have opened for the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive 2020. The event will take place on Saturday 20th June and again offer participants a choice of four routes (35 miles, 60 miles, 85 miles and 115 miles). This will be the 10th year of the event, which is considered to be one of the most scenic cycling events in Ireland. The event is one of the biggest leisure road cycling events in Northern Ir…


NI Water’s Refillution Campaign

We were incredibly grateful to have NI Water along at the Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive 2019, where they shared with participants information on their new 'Refillution' campaign. They also kindly gave away almost 1,400 reusable water bottles! Northern Ireland Water would like to invite you to ‘Join the Refillution,’ as they launch their campaign encouraging everyone to refill a reusable water bottle with tap…


Get Your Participant Information Pack Here

The big day is finally here! The weather is looking great and we can't wait to welcome you all to Ballycastle. If your participant information booklet hasn't come through yet, you can download it here. We're now en route to Event HQ so if you have any queries for the team please contact us via our Facebook page. Find more information on the Ballycastle area on…


The Sportive After Party

The 'Sportive After Party' is one of the highlights of the weekend and will take place this year in O'Connor's Bar in Ballycastle. The atmosphere is always fantastic so come along for 9pm and enjoy the 'craic' with fellow event participants, recounting stories from your day. From 9pm there will be a "Happy Half Hour" when 100 participants will be treated to a free Baby Guinness and photo highlights from the day will …


How to enter our KOM / QOM

A great tradition of the Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive, is the annual King / Queen of the Mountain. A challenging 1.2 mile climb on the infamous Torr Head during which you have the option of trying to pick up the fastest time for that segment. If you'd like to throw your hat into the mix for the chance to win a top of the range race jersey from Primal Europe, you need to enter the Giant's Causeway Coast Spor…


Blog: A day at the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive

Is this your first time signing up for the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive? Are you wondering what a typical day at Ireland’s most scenic sportive looks like? Read on as we take you through what to expect on the day when cycling the 115-mile route. 6:20am: Bleary-eyed, we reach for the alarm just as it goes off and hit snooze. 5 more minutes. 6:25am: Must get up, must get up. This will likely be your…


Making the Most of Spring

With the brighter nights and better weather (fingers crossed) many of us vacate our indoor training to move to the more natural environment of outdoor riding. The long winter months can sometimes sap your motivation, but now that it’s spring there are some key areas to look at so you can maximize this time of the year. We've teamed up with Dig Deep Coaching to bring you the following tips. Get Outside Whe…


15% Discount from P&O

We have secured a great deal with P&O Ferries for anyone wanting to take part in the event from Great Britain! P&O Ferries are offering a 15% discount on sailings from either Cairnryan to Larne or Liverpool to Dublin and return for those taking part in the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive. All instructions on how to avail of this offer is included in your sportive booking confirmation email. You can als…

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