Important Information Regarding the Scenic Carlingford Ferry Loop Sportive 2018
2nd November 2018 – 12noon
It is with disappointment that we announce that, due to the inbound weather system due to
affect coastal areas of Northern Ireland on Saturday morning, the Scenic Carlingford Ferry
Sportive will not be able to take place as planned and advertised on the 3rd November 2018.
The Scenic Carlingford Ferry have just notified us that the ferry will be taken to a sheltered
location for the duration of the morning to avoid the high winds, that are forecast to be
upwards of 40mph. This has been the ultimate deciding factor in this decision, as without the
Scenic Carlingford Ferry, there cannot be a Scenic Carlingford Ferry Loop Sportive.
There are few scenarios that jeopardise an event of this nature, and high winds are top of the
list. With the high winds forecast in coastal areas, the poor visibility and heavy rain
impacting driving conditions for all road users, and the rural nature of the roads on the route,
it would be irresponsible of us to allow participants to risk cycling en masse on the open public
roads in these conditions.
By cancelling the event before event day, this allows us to postpone the event to a later date at
no additional cost – and we have already secured this date. The event will be held on 17th
November, at the same times, and with exactly the same format as advertised, and all
participants are automatically registered for this new date, and need do nothing further to
If for any reason a participant cannot make the event, we are offering an automatic deferral to
2019’s Scenic Loop Sportive or any other 26extreme event in 2018/2019, or the opportunity
to resell their pack, free of admin charge, to anyone who wishes to take part in the new date
but is without an entry.
We will set up the processes online, and issue formal instructions on MONDAY, 5th
NOVEMBER by 1pm on how to transfer and defer your entry if you wish to do so.