See below from Stephen ref Around Down.
I’m afraid to have to inform you that I have to cancel this years Around Down 200 event. Having changed from the normal end Jun/start July date to the 5th Jun because of a family wedding I’ve now been informed that that date clashes with the Grand Forno event running out of Belfast. This is a mass entrant event that runs with rolling road closures, I presume enforced by the PSNI. A number of sections of the Around Down route are on this event’s route with the possibility of cyclists from both events riding against each other in opposite directions. Unfortunately I’m unable to reschedule the Around Down to another wk’end in June because of other commitments. I’m sorry to have to cancel but will, I promise, have it run next year.