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Leitrim Glens Cycling Sportive
August 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Leitrim Glens Sportive is on Sunday next August 18th.
This is a non-competitive, annual event.
All routes begin and end at the Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton.
Refreshments are provided along the routes and there is hot meal for all cyclists when they finish-included in the registration price.
Each major climb along the Sportive routes is marked by continental style signs giving the name, distance and average gradient of the climb ahead.
Twenty-four continental-style cycling signs were designed and installed in Summer 2018 with LEADER funding and support from Leitrim Development Company and Leitrim County Council.
The signs are the first of their kind in Ireland.
See www.leitrimglens.com and the Leitrim Glens Facebook page for photos of the signs.
There are four routes this year.
The 40km route is designed to cater for novice cyclists and for people who are looking for a leisurely introduction to sportive cycling.
The 100km route is ideal for club cyclists, it covers rolling terrain with just one climb within the last 15km.
The 150km route is suitable for more experienced cyclists who train a few times a week.
It mirrors the 200km cycle but has only 3 climbs.
The 200km route is designed for experienced cyclists as it includes 2,600m of climbing over 9 categorised climbs throughout County Leitrim.
Route details, maps, GPX files and profiles of the climbs are available at www.leitrimglens.com.
The website also has a list of accommadation in the area.
The entry fee is €25 for the 40k, €30 for the 100k and €40 for the 150k/200k.
An additional €5 fee for insurance for Non-Cycling Ireland members.
Registration this year is online only for the 100km, 150km and 200km routes.
The 40km route can be registered for online or on the day.
The MS NorthWest Therapy Centre is the charity beneficiary for the event.