Dates Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May 2009
There may be a day or two added prior to the weekend, as a few people will probably come over early.
The North West 200 road races are on the weekend before and some people may want to come over for that. The Race Day date is Saturday 16th May.
Location The accommodation base will be at Portaferry, at the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula. There are hotel, hostel and B&B rooms available and the town is within easy traveling distance of the Larne and Belfast ferries.
Barholm, the accommodation base in a shoreside Victorian house
The Strangford Narrows, where the ferry crosses between Portaferry and StrangfordStrangford Narrows: Portaferry (top right) and Strangford (bottom left)
The main riding locations will be routes in some of these areas:
Sperrins guide, pdf: http://www.cookstown.gov.uk/media/east_scenic_route.pdf