Ulster Cycling News

Dromara CC’s Mourne Sportive and Hilly Leisure Tours – 11 Aug 2013

On Sunday 11 August 2013, Dromara Cycling Club will be hosting their annual Mourne Sportive and Hilly Leisure Tours. There will be again four routes to chose from which should provide a challenge for all riders. The 'big' event on the day will be the infamous Mourne Sportive, described by some as the toughest one day tour in Ireland. This 169 km route will take riders into the heart of the Mourne Mountains climbing over 11,000 feet across many of its famous peaks including Coyle’s Hill, Spelga, Windy Gap and Dree Hill.

As well as the Sportive, we are also holding three shorter Hilly events, the Hilly 125, Hilly 85 and the Hilly 60. The Hilly '125' is now in its 25th year and proves to be the most popular distance for the leisure riders. The Hilly 60 is the easiest and avoids the infamous climb, "The Cornmill"!!!

Each route shares a common tea stop in the marquee at Leitrim GAA. Here riders can decide how their legs are feeling, what the weather has thrown at them and if their cycling buddies are egging them on and change route length as required. Thanks again go to our food sponsors, Muller Rice, Kinder, Fresh Way sandwiches and SunnyD drinks.

The Sportive will feature timing chips and is pre-entry ONLY - fee £20 (over 18s only) - two tea stops.

The Hilly leisure cycles have optional pre-entry with an incentive of a reduced fee of just £10. The fee on the day is £15.

Under 18s only pay £5.

For more details click here

Martin Grimley

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