Ballintoy - the North Coast’s best vantage point for the Giro

Ballintoy is the place to be today (Saturday) for Giro d'Italia fun! INBM20-14
Ballintoy is the place to be today (Saturday) for Giro d'Italia fun! INBM20-14

Visitors to Ballintoy will have an extra special Giro experience today (Saturday 10 May) with a family fun day and one of the most scenic spots in Northern Ireland to watch the race fly by.

The National Trust has teamed up with local businesses in Ballintoy to create a “Freddie Forte Trail”.

Freddie is the official Giro D’Italia mascot, and visitors will be encouraged to find him throughout the village, with the chance to win some great prizes.

The trail includes the Red Door café, Carrick-a-Rede Restaurant and Bar, the Fullerton Arms and the world famous Rope Bridge.

Esther Dobbin, National Trust said: “Ballintoy will be the place to be as the Giro reaches the north coast. With one of the most spectacular vantage points, visitors are sure to see the race in its full glory.

“We are working with local businesses to create a day of family fun with lots of kids activities and plenty of opportunities to win prizes. There are also lots of great places for food and refreshment. What better back drop for this amazing sporting event than the Causeway coast?”

Cara McShane, chair of Moyle District Council, is pictured with the team from the National Trust and local school kids getting in the Giro Spirit ahead of the family fun day in Ballintoy. Photo by Art Ward.