Etape Mourne 2013

Annalong Marine Park
Cornmill Quay Annalong
Newry BT34 4QG
United Kingdom

Cycle 45 or 70 miles through the breath-taking and challenging Mourne Moutains and help raise funds for the Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal.

 Etape Mourne 2013

The challenge

The event is organised by Pioneer Group in conjunction with Newry and Mourne District Council.

The Etape Mourne event is inspired by the famous mountain stage of the Tour de France and will see participants take on either 70 or 45 miles of stunning mountain roads.

Highlights include:

  • PSNI Traffic Support
  • Electronic chip timing for all participants
  • Professional marshaling and signage on both routes
  • Feed Stations
  • Open race and age group prizes
  • Post event food
  • Free goodie-bag from Chain Reaction Cycles for all participants

'King of the Mountain' stages

In this year's event there are two timed 'King of the Mountain' stages within each of the courses.

The first will be from Rostrevor to Hilltown, and the second will be on the climb on the Kilkeel Road to the Spelga Dam.

Prizes for both stages have been donated by Chain Reaction Cycles.

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Entry numbers for the cycle are limited, you are advised to enter soon in order to avoid disappointment.

Supported by Chain Reaction Cycles

The event is supported by Chain Reaction Cycles flagship Belfast store. The store will be offering goody bags for all participants, great prizes for 'King of the Mountain' stages and for top fundraisers.

Neil McGuigan from Chain Reaction Cycles said: “The Etape Mourne is growing to be a simply phenomenal event in a stunning location; that is why Chain Reaction Cycles are proud to support this event in its second year.

"It is important that the flagship store on Boucher Road supports and invests in local events for local cyclists, as we take so much from the local cycling community, it is essential that we also give something back and this is the ideal way.

Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal

Participants are encouraged to take on the extra challenge of raising funds for the Northern Ireland Home from Home Appeal.

The appeal aims to raise £3.7 million to fund two Homes from Home at locations within walking distance of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and the Belfast City and Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, where young people with cancer are treated.

Find out more

For more information about the  Etape Mourne event or to find out about other ways you can support the Homes from Home Appeal, please contact Eimear McCooey on 02890 725 780 or email:

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Event location