David Catherwood Memorial Sportive
In July 2016, David Catherwood, a highly valued member of the Cycle4Christ (C4C) Cycling Club, was tragically killed in a cycling accident.
Each year, in his memory, C4C organise the “David Catherwood Memorial Sportive” and raise funds for the ‘Young Lives vs Cancer’ charity.
There are two routes available – 61 miles (one mile for each year of David’s life) and a shorter 34 mile route.
Both routes begin at Movilla Abbey Church, Newtownards and bring you on a picturesque journey around the Ards Peninsula. Those taking the shorter route turn at Ballyhalbert for the cycle back to Movilla, while those on the longer route travel on to Portaferry, and then back to Newtownards, taking in the stunning Strangford Lough coastline.
61 miles: 1730ft climbing
34 miles : 900ft climbing
[Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be NO organised food stop on either route]