This Sunday, September 7 will see over 200 cyclists converge on Manorhamilton as one of the region’s biggest cycling events comes to town.
Hosted by Innisfree Wheelers Cycling Club, the sportive features a 100km route suitable for most club-level cyclists, and a challenging 200km route for long-distance specialists.
Both routes start with registration at the Bee Park Community Centre in Manorhamilton from 7.30am onwards, with the 200km group departing at 9am and the 100km group at 10am.
The shorter route heads in a figure-of-eight loop towards Dromahair, out through Geevagh and back by Drumkeerin before taking in Shriff climb on the way back in to Manorhamilton.
Over mostly rolling terrain this route would suit most experienced club-level cyclists who would regularly tackle 60km and 80km spins.
Please note that the 100km route is for over 16s only.
The 200km route is a real cycling challenge for the most experienced and dedicated club-level cyclists. Featuring nine categorised climbs including the fearsome Glenaniff and Barr climbs, this route would suit cyclists who are strong climbers used to steep gradients and who regularly train at distances over 100km.
Expect fantastic views as this 200km winds through the most challenging climbs in Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon and Fermanagh.
Both routes will be well sign-posted with motorcycle, mechanical and on-foot support.
As well as refreshments at the various food stops, at the end of the cycle you will be treated to a hot meal and a commemorative medal.
The cost for entry is €20 for the 100km event and €25 for the 200km event.