A thousand cyclists are expected to take part in this year’s Giants Causeway Coast Sportive on Saturday.Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive
The event offers a choice of three routes, the longest being 182kms, which all start and finish in the seaside town of Ballycastle in County Antrim.
Keen cyclist John Madden is from Ballycastle and joins us from the starting line as the action begins.
Anne-Marie meets up with bird expert Dot Bleakley at the flood gates, just outside Newtownards, as thousands of pale bellied brent geese begin to gather for winter.Brent Goose Info
The birds make the 3000km journey each year from the Canadian Artic, over the sea ice of Baffin Bay and the huge Greenland Ice Cap to the shores of Strangford Lough.
It’s a sight that fascinates many bird watchers.
Beach Watch Big Weekend
The Marine Conservation Society are holding a series of beach clean-ups and surveys across Northern Ireland this weekend.Beach Watch Big Weekend
Hundreds of volunteers will be helping out at some of our favourite beaches along the Foyle, Antrim and Down coastline.
We are joined by Ken Orr from Grassroots NI who is helping out at Ballyhornan beach and Alena Aceves-Cully who will be at Browns Bay.
Roller Blade Marathon
Judith Cairns from Ballinderry is about to head off to Germany to take part in this year’s Berlin Rollerblade Marathon.Berlin Rollerblade Marathon
Judith, who has spent the past six months training for the gruelling twenty-six mile race, hopes to raise awareness for the Love for Life charity.
She joins us in the studio to tell us more about it.
Our reporter Conor McKay heads to the East Antrim coast, where kayaking and canoeing are becoming more popular.Canoe NI
He meets ups with champion kayaker Andy McCelland from Portrush and Chris Scott from Outdoor Recreation NI, who offer him a few lessons on how to paddle the waves.
Listooder Ploughing Match
Listooder and District Ploughing Society are holding their annual ploughing match on Saturday near Saintfield.
The society, which dates back 123 years, is one of the oldest in Ireland.
Joining us in the studio to tell us all about it are brothers Samuel and Richard Gill. Samuel is a former World Champion and Richard helps organise the event.
Anne-Marie McAleese and the team go in search of the weird and wonderful across Northern Ireland,…