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Blog: Meet the Sponsor: Decathlon, Belfast

In the first of a series of upcoming interviews with our event sponsors, we sit down with the main event sponsor of the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive – Decathlon Belfast. These interviews are intended to help put a ‘face’ to the often-corporate branding, so that our participants know about the strong connection our sponsors have to cycling and the Sportive World. For Week 1, we sat down with Lee Aston, B…


Become A Giant in 2019 and challenge yourself at the 2019 Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive!

Happy New Year from the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive team! The New Year usually involves resolutions, and this year our resolution is to inspire you to Become A Giant and take on a challenge in 2019, which the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive is perfect for! The Sportive offers 4 different route choices, which make it a real, feasible challenge for everyone, whatever level of cyclist you are. The shortest ro…


Early Bird Offer – Don’t Miss Out!

With 100 people already signed up to 2019’s Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive, make sure to not miss out on our Early Bird offer. This offer entitles the first 200 people to sign up for the 2019 Sportive to a free bike tune up, including a brake and gear adjust, and a tyre and bolt check, all provided by our new sponsors Decathlon Belfast! To use your offer, just bring your booking confirmation email to t…


Thank You!

The Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive 2018 is over and we're delighted to say it was another huge success! We're grateful to all 1,153 of you that took part, whether in the 35 mile, 85 mile or 115 mile route. All of your feedback has been fantastic and we're well on our way to 2019's event already. You can find photographs from the day on the website of IndustryImage, our official event photographer. There …


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's Theta collection, you need to enter the Giant's Ca…


“Wonderful Losers” Documentary to get Belfast Screening

NI Screen supported documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World will have its Northern Ireland premiere as part of the Belfast Film Festival on Sunday 12th August. Director Arunas Matelis spent four years following a series of ‘gregarios’ – the workhorse cyclists who toil for their team, and their team leader. Rarely in the spotlight, they sacrifice everything for the greater good, and accept it’…


10% Discount from McConvey Cycles

McConvey Cycles are providing this year's mechanical support at the Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive! Avid cyclists themselves, they are also offering all participants in this year's event a great 10% discount for bike fitting and bike servicing in the run up to the event. To use this great offer, just head to their store on the Ormeau road in Belfast between now and Thursday 6th September and show them your booki…


15% OFF With P&O Ferries

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…


TourismNI Awards

The Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive was one of a small number of events recognised on Thursday at the Tourism NI Awards, held in the Europa Hotel, Belfast. Nominated in the 'Most Promising Authentic NI Event or Festival Experience', the sportive came 3rd overall. We're delighted to have been recognised at such a prestigious event and want to thank everyone that has taken part in the Giant's Causeway Coast Sportive…


Family Run McConvey Cycles Partner Up With Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive

McConvey Cycles will be the official providers of mechanical support at this year’s Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive. The Belfast based bike specialists will be bringing their mechanical expertise to Ballycastle for the first time this September and helping participants out with all the usual bumps, breakages and bike troubles. A family run business, McConvey’s are no strangers to the sportive scene having pr…

Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland Cycle NI Decathlon

This event is an initiative of Outdoor Recreation NI, a not for profit organisation