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Camlough cycling gears up for Spring 60

Pictured at the launch of this year's Camlough Cycling Club Spring 60 are (l to r): Tony Kelly, Sinead Gorman, Kieran Morgan, race director Joe Duffy, Gavin Kelly, Colin McCloskey, Margaret Trainor and Linda Quinn
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The wheels are in motion for Camlough Cycling Club's annual early-season sportive event, the popular Spring 60, which hits the road on Sunday March 15.

Starting at St Paul's High School in Bessbrook, the Spring 60 is one of the first leisure cycles on the cycling calendar.

''Over 600 riders from throughout Ireland participated in last year's Spring 60 and early indications are that 2020 will be even bigger,'' said race director Joe Duffy.

''The Spring 60 helps to raise much-needed funds for our sponsored charities.

''It's open to cyclists of all abilities from novice to advanced. It's not a race.

''The distance is 60k and the course is designed to be fast and challenging but not too challenging… there are no ‘Killer Hills' here and the scenery is excellent, wending its way through south Armagh and north Louth.

''Every participant is treated to a warm welcome and this year everyone will receive a commemorative buff to acknowledge their participation.

''At the finish, all riders will be treated to a wholesome hot meal with tea and coffee in the food hall at St Paul's High School.''

This year, registration for all riders will be by Online only.

Entry fee is £20 and tickets are available via eventbrite.co.uk by clicking on the tickets tab on the events page.

There will be no entry on the day and riders must register at St Paul's High School in Bessbrook to collect their participant wristband for food and commemorative buff.

Registration/sign-on opens at 9am at St Paul's High School where participants can grab a tea or coffee before the start at 10am.

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