Sunday 30th April 2017
Event Sign In: Start Time:
Sat 29th April: 5.00pm to 7.00pm Sunday 30th April at 10.30am
Sun 30th April: 9.00am to 10.00am
Event Headquarters/ Start & Finish:
Knocknarea Arena Sports Centre, Institute of Technology, Ballinode, Sligo (10.30am to 5.30pm)
60km Route Description 2017
The 60km Lough Gill Circuit sets out over Hughes Bridge and turns right towards Finisklin and onwards in the direction of Strandhill along the R292.
Cyclists will witness spectacular views on route of the Atlantic Ocean and Coney Island while the iconic mountain range of Ben Bulben will be visible over their right shoulder while the imposing sight of Knocknarea and the Queen Maeve Tomb will be on their left as they peddle along with few inclines to climb .
The cyclists will be afforded a water stop at Ransboro (18km) before they continue onwards towards Ballisodare bay. On taking the first exit at the Ballisodare village roundabout the cyclists will pass Union Wood and the scenic Ballygawley Lough along the R284 before turning left at Ballygawley village.
Following the R287 and taking on a few inclines the cyclists will arrive in the village of Ballintogher where a warm welcome and food stop will await them at St. Michaels GAA Clubhouse (33km).
Following the foodstop the route will take the cyclists in the direction of Killanummery along quiet roads in County Leitrim before arriving in the village of Dromahaire. Cyclists will be treated to some further spectacular scenery as they head back towards Sligo along the R288 including the scenic Lough Gill and Parkes Castle and this section will include the most significant climb of the day as the cyclists pass Clogherrevagh.
After some strenuous peddling and climbing the cyclists will be rewarded with views of Lough Colgagh and the distant Calry mountain range. On arriving back to Sligo town the cyclists will pass by Hazelwood eventually crossing the N16 to arrive back at the Institute of Technology.
Map of the 60km Route 2017
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