Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle 2017
Sunday, 9th April, 2017
Cycle around the magnificent Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, starting and finishing at Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven.
As well as exciting new routes, this year’s Fort 2 Fort cycle sportive will include a “King and Queen of the Mountain” category challenge sponsored by Radisson Blu, Little Island. All participating cyclists can test their climbing skills as they tackle an intermediate timed-section uphill route of just over 2kms on good quality road surface in Raffeen, with prizes for the best times for the Top 3 Men and Top 3 Ladies. A reception is also planned for the winners and their families a few weeks after the event at Radisson Blu, Little Island.
120km starts at 10am, 85km starts at 10.15am and 65km starts at 10.30am sharp.
All routes start and end at Camden Fort Meagher. View our exciting new routes here:
Route description here: Fort2Fort 2017 route description
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED SEE DETAILS BELOW HOW YOU CAN REGISTER OFF LINE.
SIGN IN DETAILS:
If you have already registered online: Please ensure you have a copy of your of your receipt email and bring it with you to SIGN IN. You can sign in for a friend only if you have their printed Receipt email.
SIGN IN & REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Saturday 8th April at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, from 5pm – 8pm. (Just ask at reception for directions to registration.)
If cyclists wish to register for the event on Saturday 8th from 5pm – 8pm, they can do so for €45, so please help us spread the word.
Sunday 9thApril in Crosshaven GAA Club from 8.00am – 9.30am.
Please note the location for Fort2Fort Administration is at Crosshaven GAA Club. This area is 2 to 3 minutes approximately from the Start line Location Map: http://bit.ly/2mo9iFb. Stewards will be on hand to direct you.
Registration (€50 on Sunday) and Sign In will finish at 9.30am sharp.
At SIGN IN (Saturday or Sunday) you will receive the following:
- Your Event number for your bike and helmet with chip timing (You must attach to the left hand side of your helmet) .
- Emergency & Breakdown numbers
- Event Souvenir
* We strongly recommend, where possible, that participants collect their event number and event souvenir on Saturday 8th April 5pm to 8pm,in the Radisson Blu, Little Island, to avoid any possible delays on Sunday morning. Each route will start on time on Sunday morning from Camden Fort Meagher.
Official Start Times
125Km route starts at 10.00am.
85Km route starts at 10.15am.
60Km route starts at 10.30am
The 120Km route finishes at 5pm at the latest in Camden Fort Meagher
For the safety of cyclists, final time lines have been set for three checkpoints for the 120Km return journey.
- Bramley Lodge – final time to leave this checkpoint is 2:30pm – distance to Camden from here is 43km
- Cross River Ferry – (Glenbrook/Carrigaline side) – final time to arrive at this checkpoint is 3.45pm – distance to Camden from here is 24km.
- Lidl Roundabout, Carriagaline (2nd exit) – final time to arrive at this checkpoint is 4.15 pm. – distance to Camden from here is 11km.
If you feel unable to meet these timelines – you should consider opting for 60km or 85km cycle. Failure to meet any timeline means the cyclist will come under road management of the Broom Wagon and Chief Steward.
Parking can be located close to Camden Fort Meagher, at Crosshaven GAA Club grounds and the Crosshaven AFC grounds. Please do not obstruct parking around residential housing. Stewards will be there to assist you.
IMPORTANT: NO CARS WILL BE ALLOWED UP TO CARPARK AFTER 9.45AM AS THE CYCLE STARTS AT 10AM, THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF CYCLISTS. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.
There is a Café at Camden Fort Meagher and a food stop at Bramley Lodge.
ALL PARTICIPANTS PLEASE NOTE:
* Each event will be opened by the LEAD BIKE.
* Participants MUST NOT begin their event ahead of the LEAD BIKE as the route will not be OPEN. This means that there will be no marshals, no medical cover, no support vehicles, no food or water stops and critically, will not be covered by the Event Insurance.
* Your event number with your chip timing must be worn on your bicycle saddle stem and on the left hand side of your helmet at all times during the event.
* A hard shell cycling helmet is compulsory for every participant.
* We ask all participants to remember that this event is being run on open roads and the rules of the road apply at all times. All participants are responsible for their own safety and participate at their own risk.
* Please ensure that your bicycle is in a roadworthy condition (correctly working brakes, gears etc.) and that your wheels are fully inflated. Please bring a pump, spare tubes and puncture repair kit.
* Bring a sense of fun, enjoyment and achievement – this is your day and you have worked hard to be here.
ACCOMMODATION OFFER: Saturday 8th April or Sunday 9th April you can stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Little Island for a very good offer of €110 for a single room bed and Breakfast or €120 for a double/twin room Bed and Breakfast just mention that you are taking part in the Fort2Fort Charity Cycling Sportive.
If you have any further queries you can also email Deirdre: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 021-4223135.
The Charities & Sponsors
All of the funds raised will go directly to Cork Lions Club projects, the Mercy Cancer CARE Centre at the Mercy University Hospital and the Fort Meagher Restoration Fund.
We raise funds which impact on the lives of the 100,000 patients treated at the Mercy University Hospital every year. The new Mercy Cancer CARE Centre will provide a quiet, safe place for patients and families to help them deal with their cancer diagnosis or to receive ongoing support during their cancer journey through one-to-one support, peer-group sessions and bereavement counselling in a non-clinical and relaxed environment.
Lions Clubs of Cork
Irish Lions are members of Lions Clubs International, a community service organisation dedicated Lions Club Logo to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. Our association is both non-political and non-sectarian. Clubs around the island of Ireland organise events throughout the year to provide funds to support local people on national and international projects. Because we’re local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. If you want to find out more about Lions Clubs just click here.