The Road Cycling Championships are being held in the historic Walled City of Derry


Cycling Ireland National Road Championships




The Cycling Ireland Road Championships are taking place in the 400-year-old Walled City of Derry~Londonderry in June. The three day festival of racing will gives visitors to the city an opportunity to see the best of Irish racers, while taking in the sights of the historic city.

Hosted by the city's local Foyle Cycling Club, the action gets under way on Thursday , June 27, with the time trial - a solo race against the clock. The riders in all categories will use the 36km course laid out on a traditional 'out and back' format starting and finishing near Speenoge, in Donegal - which is just a short drive away.   

The road race begins on Saturday June 29 in the afternoon with the Women's Elite race and the men's junior events, utilising the 20.29km circuit beginning and ending in the heart of the city. The road races will culminate with a final race to finish line on Shipquay Street, where the champions of Ireland will be crowned. 


Set against the backdrop of the hills of Donegal, cycling spectators will be spoilt for choice for things to do. Staying in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Derry will give them the opportunity to enjoy the best in dining experiences - having being recognised as a top foodie destination  (Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink 2016 as 'Destination Delicious') - while also set against the backdrop of two of the best internationally recognised coastal driving routes; The Walled City - Where the Wild Atlantic Way meets the Causeway Coastal Route. 

Known for offering excellent value for money, with competitively priced experiences; the city's accommodation offering is second to none. Check out some of our fabulous hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and apartments here


While you're in the city, why not take advantage of one of the many walking tours on offer. Walk on our 17-century Walls and enjoy learning about the history of the city. Discover the People's Art Gallery in the Bogside and enjoy visiting one of our many museums in the city; including The Museum of Free Derry; which was voted Northern Ireland's most Authentic Visitor Experience 2018. 


We're just a three and a half hour drive from Dublin, and an hour and a half away from Belfast. You can fly into our local airport - the City of Derry Airport - with direct access from London Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester. 

For more information on the Road Race Course, click here. 

For more information on the Time Trial Course, click here. 

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