The Granite Challenge

Even though we say so ourselves the Granite Challenge was great! Over 70 cyclists took part in the 55 mile route over the Mourne Mountains, and were rewarded with a tea stop at the top of Spelga – with homemade traybakes – and a warm bowl of homemade soup at the finishing line.  Lots of money was raised for AMH, so a big thank you to all who helped out and took part.  We’re having lots of requests for more cycling events – so watch this space!

“A very well organised event from start to finish.  I think all at La Lanterne Rouge enjoyed the challenge, the craic and food at the end was super.  Home-made pancakes! Yum” – Niall Cochrane

“Thanks for a great cycle today. Organisation was first class and it was only surpassed by the buns, soup, scones, pancakes ….. and much more” Daryll Madine

“Great day, well run, loads of helpers giving out food including kids who did an excellent job. Soup wihich I had 2 bowls of, cocktail sausages and apple tart & cream to finish with …. was delicious … brill day – Cheers!” Damian Kent


Granite run done. The surprise coffee shop at the top of Spelga was the most welcome sight appearing out of the fog. Special thanks to the young waitresses with the yummy tray bakes. Thanks girls” John Flynn

“Big thanks Gavin to you and all the volunteers who helped out today.  It was a great ride with some excellent wee roads.  Very enjoyable” David McKeague

“Gavin enjoyed that day. Well done…great route…could you flatten those mountains out a bit for next year please” Peter Bohill

“On behalf of Graham Construction I would like to congratulate you and your team on an extremely well organised event, which we believe ran smoothly apart from the gradients.  The participants where extremely well catered for at both stops, especially the home made pancakes which went down a treat”  Gareth McCreevey

“Great route, very well organised and a nice bowl of homemade soup at finish.  Hopefully this wil on again next year!” Damian Fegan

You’ll find lots and lots more photos on our facebook page!!/amhNI





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