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Blackstairs Cycling Challenge


The Blackstairs Cycling Challenge is a local charity cycle that takes place in Ballinkillen, Co.

Carlow. It is dedicated to the memory of Eoghan and Ruairí Chada, two friends who are

dearly missed and always in our thoughts.

The cycle runs through beautiful Inistioge, Graiguenamanagh, Borris, Kiltealy, Bunclody and

Mt. Leinster in the Blackstairs Mountains.


Aptus Broadband based in Baganelstown Co. Carlow is delighted to support this year’s

event which takes place on Sunday, September 18th 2022 All routes start and finish in

Ballinkillen all details can be found on our website


All proceeds will be divided in three ways:

1. Ballinkillen Primary School

2. Ballinkillen Juvenile Hurling & Camogie Club

3. Jack & Jill Foundation/Down Syndrome Ireland

There are 5 routes to choose from, catering for all categories of cyclists: 140km, 110km,

80km, 50km and 12km and all routes will be fully signposted and junctions marshalled.


Tea and scones/brown bread will be served from 7:30 am for all the early birds and there

will be hot foods for all cyclists at the finish line in Ballinkillen. Borris Vocational School hosts

the main food stop for each of the 140km, 110km, 80km, and 50km routes, where there will

be tea/ coffee and sandwiches/cakes/scones. There will be goodie bags for children who

have been registered online for the 12km route.


Numbers are limited so register early to avoid disappointment online registration only at:

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