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Alastair Seeley swaps petrol power for pedal power

The Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive, sponsored by Decathlon Belfast, is set to make its return to the Causeway Coast and Glens of Antrim area on Saturday 22nd June and Carrickfergus motorbike racer Alastair Seeley will be there to take part. With over 1000 cyclists taking part from all over Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain, this event has become a key date in the cycling calendar.

Seeley, a 24-time record winner at the North West 200, is an avid cyclist in his spare time and is looking forward to an exciting challenge at the Sportive.

“I can’t wait to take part in the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive. I know from first-hand experience how incredible the scenery is along the routes and I’m really looking forward to enjoying the atmosphere created by over 1000 cyclists.”

Taking place on Saturday 22nd June, the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive is a unique, non-competitive road cycling event held on the iconic North Coast of Ireland and Glens of Antrim. It offers participants an unforgettable cycling experience through one of Europe’s most famous coastlines.

Highlights of the route include route the Causeway Coast, the famous Dark Hedges from Game of Thrones and Bushmills, as well as the magical Glens of Antrim, Cushendun and the epic Torr head.

Gemma Lyttle from Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, the organisers of the event, spoke of their delight at having the champion sportsman sign up for the event:

“We’re delighted that Alastair has chosen to take part in the Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive this year. He’ll be one of over 1000+ participants flocking to Páirc MacUílín GAA Club in Ballycastle on Saturday 22nd June to experience the beauty of the Causeway Coast. We’re sure Alastair will have a fantastic time on the day, even if those hills are tougher without an engine!”

As a non-competitive cycling event, the Sportive is open to all, regardless of cycling ability.

“There are four different route choices, from the shorter 35 mile option, our new 60 mile route, and the longer 85 mile and 115 mile options. This event really caters to all types of cyclists, from the beginner through to those looking for a serious challenge on their bike.”

The event is sponsored by Decathlon Belfast and is supported by Tourism Northern Ireland.

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