Cycle Challenge to return

Participants of a previous Methlick Cycle Challenge
Participants of a previous Methlick Cycle Challenge

The fourth annual Methlick Cycle Challenge will take place next weekend.

Cyclists will start at the Beaton Hall and finish at the Methlick Cricket Pitch area for a BBQ and refreshments on Sunday, July 15.

Participants have three different routes to choose from: The Challenge (67 miles), The Intermediate Challenge (40 miles) or The Short Challenge (20 miles).

Each route will include a mix of quiet B, or unclassified roads, forestry tracks, gravel tracks and former railway lines.

Organisers recommend that cyclists use either mountain, hybrid or cyclocross bikes.

Money raised through the event will be donated to the Methlick Legion and other local organisations.

Entry is £20/£30 per cyclist and includes free bacon rolls and tea/coffee for those completing the 67 mile route, feeding stations on route, a BBQ in Methlick and a bike wash at the finish line.

The 67 mile route will start at 10am, the 40 mile route at 10.30am, and the 20 mile route at 11am.

The Methlick Cycle Challenge is open to all cyclists from novices to professionals.

This event is not a race, the challenge is simply to get to the end.

For more information or to enter visit

The organisers of this event are also behind the Junior Cycle Challenge, which is expected to return in October.