The Lough Key Classic Cycling Sportive takes place this Sunday from Boyle with the choice of 60km or 120km loops throughout North Roscommon.
Organised by the Curlieu Wheelers Cycling club in Boyle, the 120k cycle sees riders leave Boyle at 9am sharp and go to Ballinameen, Croghan, Elphin, Hillstreet, Drumsna, Leitrim Village, Keadue, Ballyfarnon, Geevagh, Highwood, Corrigeenroe, Doon and then cross the N4 at Tawnytaskin to face the Curlew Mountain climb, crossing Garrow to the Ballymote road for the descent into Boyle.
The 60k route will see riders leave Boyle at 10am sharp and travel along the N4 to Ardcarne on to Keadue where they will join the 120k route.
In addition there will be an optional “King of the Mountains” route taking in Staunton’s Brae just outside Ballyfarnon. Riders who want to undertake this challenge can turn off in Ballyfarnon and re-join the route again in Geevagh. There will be a time cut off for this section.
Water stops will be available along the way with the official food stop in Ballyfarnon. A hot meal will also be served following the event.
The Boyle Sports Complex, in the grounds of Abbey Community College (just off the Crescent) is the event HQ, there is plenty of parking and hot showers will be available.
Cyclists can register at the Sports Complex tomorrow, Saturday 14th from 5pm – 7pm and on Sunday 15th from 7am – 8.45am for 120k riders and 9.30am for 60k riders. Entry is €20 for Cycling Ireland members and €25 for non Cycling Ireland members. The Lough Key Classic is a recognised Cycling Ireland sportive and is open to those aged over 18 only.