Charity autumn sportive event is set to take place

VC Iveagh will host an autumn sportive “The Iveagh 50” in support of the Intensive Care Unit at The Royal Victoria Hospital on Sunday September 21.

A member of the Club spent time in the Unit due to head injuries sustained as a result of a cycling accident so it is fitting that the club can give something back to such a worthy cause.

Sign-on is from 9am at Banbridge Rugby club with a mass start at 10am.

The route will consist of almost 50 miles of scenic, rolling terrain throughout the Iveagh area passing through towns and villages such as Scarva, Katesbridge and Dromore with Main Street, Rathfriland and “Cattle Hill” to Balella thrown in to test participants climbing legs.

Refreshments are available at both the half-way point in Moneyslane and back at the Rugby Club afterwards.

Entry is £10 for those holding a valid C.I. licence or £12 if a one day cover is required.

More details and the route map can be found on the Club web page at or on Facebook at Velo Club Iveagh. Please note that helmets are compulsory.