Cyclists plan Mince Pie Cycle Ride to Belfast Lough Bird Reserve

North Down Cyclists hope to put the wheels in motion towards an improved Coastal Path later this month by embarking upon a Cycle Ride from Bangor and Holywood to the Belfast Lough Bird Reserve at Airport Road, Belfast. Participants will be able to enjoy free coffee and mince pies upon arrival courtesy of Bikeworks Cycle Shop.

Organised by the Bicycle friendly Borough campaign and supported by Sustrans and Friends of the Earth the cycle ride will depart McKee Clock, Bangor at 10am and Café Nero, Holywood at noon on Sunday 20 November 2011 arriving at the Bird Reserve at approximately 12.30pm.

This is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the beautiful and partially improved North Down Coastal Path cycling with others towards Belfast and then stopping at the Bird Hide in the Harbour Estate for mince pies, refreshments and walkabout. We are particularly thankful for the support provided by Bikeworks. Participants will also help to highlight the need for further improvements along the path to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists alike such as the need for a new route to replace the steep steps at Seahill.

Participants should however be aware that appropriate clothing should be worn for the time of year with some parts of route having a very rough terrain.  Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.