Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Step Up Cycle

Our Causeway Coast Cycle Sportive will take in the best of the stunning North Coast.  Starting and finishing in Portballintrae, you’ll pedal your way through Bushmills, the famous Dark Hedges, the Antrim Glens and take in views the notorius Torr Head (not having to climb it), before passing the Giants Causeway on your way home.

Choose from 70km or 100km distances.  Both routes will involve challenging climbs and descents and will be fully signed, with feed stations and a celebration at the finish.

By joining our Cycle sportive you will ensure we can reach even more people with our life saving messages and make a massive difference to the lives of those living with Chest, Heart and Stroke illnesses.

Once you are signed up to the cycle you will receive a Welcome Pack, Fundraising Guide and further event details.  A full event day pack as well as a tech tshirt will follow shortly before the cycle.

We encourage participants to raise as much sponsorship as they can for this event.

Event Date: Saturday 7th October 2017

Distance: Choose from a 70km or 100km route.

Registration: £tbc

Sponsorship: As much as you can raise!

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 19th July 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Declan Cunnane, Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke Chief Executive and Jeremy Gardiner, Stroke Survivor and Gran Fondo 5th place finalist take advantage of the fountains at Custom House Square, Belfast in Tuesday’s heatwave to ‘cool down in the warm up’ for NICHS’s Step Up Cycle on 1st October 2016 along the North Coast. Join Declan and Jeremy on the 70/100km cycle by visiting or call the Events Team on 02890 266740.

Stroke Survivor, Jeremy Gardiner, from Cherry Valley started cycling when he was 40 and a year later came fifth in the Grand Fondo! Now he and our Chief Executive Declan Cunnane are encouraging novice and experienced cyclists alike to join him on the 1st October. Be inspired and read Jeremy’s Story here.


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Michelle is walking for her daddy…

Read about the inspiration behind Galbally woman, Michelle Gilroy’s goal to walk 26 miles along the Causeway Coast.