Leitrim Glens Sportive

Sunday 7th August 2022

40k 100k 150k & 200km Cycle Challenge - Sunday 7th August 2022
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Incredible Scenery.

Beautiful mountains, hills and lakes to inspire the senses at every turn.

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Fantastic Support.

Marshals at every major junction, three foodstops and superb mechanical backup.

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Iconic Climbs.

Great road surfaces combined with challenging terrain.

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The 2022 Leitrim Glens Sportive will take place on Sunday 7th August 2022.

The starting venue has changed to
W8 Centre, Manorhamilton.

The Drumshanbo food stop will now be at Berry's Tavern, High Street N41 PF25.



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40km
Start time: 10:15am
The 40km route goes anticlockwise to Dromahair via Kilcoosey, on to the Old Factory Turn and then straight back to Manorhamilton on the R280. This route is designed to cater for novice cyclists and for people who are looking for a leisurely introduction to sportive cycling.

100km
Start time: 10am
This route is ideal for club cyclists, held on rolling terrain with just one climb within the last 15km.
The food stop is at the 56k mark in Berry's Tavern, High Street, Drumshanbo N41 PF25.
After the food stop you continue up the main road to Drumkeerin village (74k) where we have a water stop.
After passing through Dromahair village (88k) turn right up Newtownmanor climb. Once you are over this there is a nice descent back to Manorhamilton to enjoy your hot meal.
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150km
Start time: 9:15am

Cyclists should study the route profile and be familiar with the route before the day.
The first food stop is in Kiltyclogher village at the 46k mark.
After Kiltyclogher you then meet the first climb up to Kilty Braes which continues up over Killea climb which tops out at 315m altitude.
Take care on the descent down to Cherrybrook where you meet the N16 (see route details).
At the 88k mark turn right towards Dowra village, extreme caution here please.
Continue through Dowra to Drumshanbo where the second food stop is in Berry's Tavern, High Street, Drumshanbo N41 PF25 (106k).
After the food stop you continue up the main road to Drumkeerin village (124k) where we have a water stop.
After passing through Dromahair village (138km), turn right up Newtownmanor climb. Once over this there is a nice descent back to Manorhamilton to enjoy your hot meal.

200km
Start time: 9am
Cyclists should study the route profile and be familiar with the route before the day.
This route is designed for experienced cyclists as it includes 2600m of climbing over 9 categorised climbs throughout County Leitrim. Each climb is marked by continental style signs giving the name, distance and average gradient of the climb ahead. See our Facebook page for photos of the signs in situ.
The first food stop is in Kiltyclogher village at the 72k mark. By then you will have completed 4 climbs.
After Kiltyclogher you then meet the next climb up to Kilty Braes which continues up over Killea climb which tops out at 315m alt.
Take care on the descent down to Cherrybrook where you meet the N16 (see route details).
At the 102k mark turn right towards Dowra village, extreme caution here please.
There is a water stop in Dowra village (115k).
At 119k int he village of Ballinagleragh take a left turn for Bencroy climb. This 12k climb tops out at 408m altitude. There is a cut-off time of 3pm for this section of the route. If you arrive after 3pm continue straight on towards Drumshanbo.
The second food stop is in Berry's Tavern, High Street, Drumshanbo N41 PF25 (147k).
After the food stop you continue up the main road towards Drumkeerin village and at the 159k mark turn left for Tarmon climb. This is a very steep climb and it is recommended to have a 34-32 ring for comfort. Caution on the descent back towards Drumkeerin village where there is a water stop (169k).
After passing through Dromahair village (184k), turn right up Newtownmanor climb. Once over this there is a nice descent back to Manorhamilton where you can enjoy your hot meal.



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GPX files of the routes are available here:

This event is organised by Leitrim Glens Cycling Club.

MAP OF OUR NEW CONTINENTAL-STYLE CYCLING SIGNS
which were installed in summer 2018

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In 2018 we were successful in receiving Leader funding for the erection of continental-style cycling signs at the start of each of the major climbs along our Sportive route in County Leitrim, as outlined on the map above. We are grateful to the Leitrim Development Company and Leitrim County Council for their support and cooperation in achieving Leader funding. We hope this initiative will add greatly to the enjoyment of the cycle.
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