CRC Road Team Ride Giant’s Causeway Sportive


Posted Tuesday 21st August 2012 –

The Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive is delighted to announce that its main sponsors, Chain Reaction Cycles, have just secured their first ever elite road team to take part in this year’s event. The Chain Reaction Cycles / Vitus Team were formed at the start of 2012 and the fledgling road team are riding in various British and Irish races throughout the season on board Vitus road bikes. So far the team have completed events such as the Irish National Championships, the Ras, the Rás Dhun na nGall and the Bob Crilly Road Race and are certainly making their mark on the road scene.

Team members and athletes Conor McAllistair, Kyle Houston and Nigel Elder will be at the start line on the day and are already raring to take on the ‘Giant Killer’ and mark it firmly on their first year calendar of completed events, unfortunately 4th member, Leo McAllistair, has had to pull out due to injury. The boys have also just taken part in Tour of Armagh which acted as a good training platform for the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive, which will take place on 15th September 2012.

“The team are really looking forward to taking part in this year’s Causeway Coast Sportive.” comments Simon Cordner, PR Manager at CRC. He continued “The event offers a chance for the guys to enjoy the wonderful scenery on the North coast as well as an opportunity to gain some time riding as a team non-competitively”.

The 2012 Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive offers riders 3 distances from the start location in Ballycastle, 35miles, 80miles and 115miles. The popular 35 mile Causeway Coaster is a perfect entry-level sportive route taking in stunning scenery as well as passing the Bushmills Distillery (Ireland’s oldest whiskey distillery), Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, all helping to keep minds off those tired legs. Also on offer is the stunning Glens and Coast route (80 miles) which traverses the magical Glens of Antrim before following one of the most popular coastal roads in Europe and finally the Giant Killer (115 miles), with upwards of 20% hills, 100 miles into the route, will certainly give participants a memorable day in the saddle.

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