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 The launch of the annual Craobh Rua Camlocha “Hooley Round Cooley” 2019 cycling sportif took place recently at the Quays Shopping Centre Complex in Newry. The very popular event provides a welcome opportunity for 100+ local cyclists to enjoy one of the last outings in the 2019 cycling calendar.

Pictured at the Craobh Rua Camlocha 'Hooley Round Cooley' Lauch in The Quays Newry. From left: Barry Fegan (Camlough Cycling Club) Joe McEldowney (Craobh Rua) Johnny Gallagher (Camlough Cycling Club) Labhras Bradley (Craobh Rua) Colin McCloskey (Camlough Cycling Club) and Pat McGinn (Craobh Rua)
Pictured at the Craobh Rua Camlocha 'Hooley Round Cooley' Lauch in The Quays Newry. From left: Barry Fegan (Camlough Cycling Club) Joe McEldowney (Craobh Rua) Johnny Gallagher (Camlough Cycling Club) Labhras Bradley (Craobh Rua) Colin McCloskey (Camlough Cycling Club) and Pat McGinn (Craobh Rua)

The cycling event will be held on Sunday 29 September. Registration opens at 9am at the Craobh Rua club house at High Street, Bessbrook and once you register there is tea, coffee and biscuits for all before the 10am start.

The route takes Cyclists into Newry along the Quays Shopping Centre towards Omeath and Carlingford, turning right after Carlingford along the main road towards Dundalk. Then turning right at Fitzpatrick’s along the Ravensdale road where there will be a pit stop at the Lumper’s Bar.
After the break, it’s back on the bikes cycling through the Ravensdale valley on towards Flurrrybridge. After the Carrickdale turn it’s a right at the bottom of Jonesboro Hill and over the railway via Meigh village back into Camloch village , then down the Camloch road and a turn left at Gregory’s garage brings us onto the Green Rd. Not more than a half a mile along the Green Road cyclists take a right hand turn along the narrow Crow’s Walk and back to the Craobh Rua club house for some hard earned chicken curry and rice.
All for just £15 entrance payable on the day. It promise to be a great day’s cycling.
Total cycle distance 62k

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