Early-bird entries for Northern Ireland's biggest sportive, Lap the Lough, close in less than 10 days.
Attracting 2500 cyclists each August bank holiday, Lap the Lough has established itself as a firm favourite with 2024 seeing the 19th lap of Lough Neagh.
The event is run by Cycul, a not-for-profit social enterprise promoting cycling in the north of Ireland.
Lough Neagh is the largest lake in Ireland and Britain so riding around is a significant spin; the distance is 144km with 1030m of climbing along the mostly flat route.
The ride starts in Moy & Charlemont - a picturesque village bordering the counties of Tyrone and Armagh with great bars, cafés and restaurants and lots of accommodation.
This year's Lap the Lough takes place on Sunday 25 August 2024. Sign up by 31 January for a 10% discount on solo entry, or 15% on groups. There's also a 14% discount on entry + event jersey, which is one of the nicest bits of sportive kit we've seen.
For more details and to enter, visit www.lapthelough.org.
Wondering what to expect? Read James' ride report on the 2017 edition: