David Catherwood Memorial Sportive 2023

In July 2016, David Catherwood, a highly valued member of the Cycle4Christ (C4C) Cycling Club, was tragically killed in a cycling accident.  Each year, in his memory, C4C organise the “David Catherwood Memorial Sportive” and raise funds for the ‘Young Lives vs Cancer’ charity.

This year the sportive will be held on Saturday, 24th June 2023

There are two routes available – 61 miles (one mile for each year of David’s life) and a shorter 34 mile route.

Both routes begin at Movilla Abbey Church, Newtownards and bring you on a picturesque journey around the Ards Peninsula.

61 miles: 1375ft climbing : https://www.komoot.com/tour/1049708243

34 miles : 725ft climbing : https://www.komoot.com/tour/1049708981

Entry Fee:

£25 – online pre-registration

Pre-register at the bottom of this page for the 2023 event.

Important Event Information……

Start/End point: Movilla Abbey Church, 63 Movilla Road, Newtownards BT23 8EZ

Sign on: opens at 8.30am and closes at 9.30am at the starting point at Movilla Abbey Church.

Start: There will be NO mass start – sign-in and go!

Age: Entrants must be aged 18 or over to register for this event – anyone wishing to take part who is under 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

Refreshments: Food will be provided at the end of the cycle at Movilla Abbey Church

Fundraising: Proceeds from the event go to ‘Young Lives vs Cancer’ but participants are also encouraged to fundraise for this worthwhile cause.

If you have any questions relating to Cycle4Christ Cycling Club or to this event, please contact us through the event page at,



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Long C4C Sportive (61 Miles) £25
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Short C4C Sportive (34 Miles) £25
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