Cyclists set for fifth Annual Tour of South Derry

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ON Sunday 14th October, local cycling club Carn Wheelers will hold their 5th Tour of South Derry, an event run in conjunction with MacMillan Cancer Support which has now raised over £20,000.

We would like to thank all t hose who have supported the event over the years and we look forward to hosting another successful event this year.

The event starts from Magherafelt’s Rossa Park GAA Grounds and this year has 2 routes. The normal 50mile route and also a shorter 37mile route that misses out some of the hills.

Details and maps of the routes are available on our website and also a link to our online registration (£15). Entries will be accepted on the day, but due to the numbers involved, you may not be guaranteed the T-Shirt, so better to register online.

There are shower/changing facilities at Rossa Park, tea/coffee on arrival, refreshments along the route and after the cycle and also the Tour of South Derry T Shirt.

We also thank all our sponsors over the years. The sponsors for 2012 are:

Many thanks also to our current and previous sponsors, below is the list of sponsors for the 2012 event:

O’Kane’s Chemist; Magherafelt District Council ; Oneblueroom ; H&A ; Sportique; Essential Designs; Genesis; Modern Kitchen Supplies; Hutchinson Feeds; Kellystone ; Brooklands Health Care; Cloane Construction; SDC; T McGrath Menswear; C.K Car Sales; G.M.D. Decorators; Time bar + Venue; Purvis Stone; S McPeake&Sons


Once again Carn Wheelers had a successful end of season trip to Donegal recently.

The weather was glorious both days with a party of around 30 travelling to Bunbeg in Gweedore.

This trip is now well established in the cycling calendar and is a great team bonding event for the club. We stayed at the Seaview Hotel and the club provided a beautiful and much needed 4 course dinner.

Then everyone headed for a few hours (some for more hours than others) to the various local night spots.

In the morning, after breakfast we headed off back home. Thanks to Darren once again for organising it and for Claire and Tommy for providing transport for bikes and gear etc.

We can start looking forward to next year already.


There will be a club meeting on Thursday night 9.00pm in An Carn. All members are encouraged to come along so we can finalise all details for the Tour of South Derry.