Man of Sperrin 2019 is more about panoramic views than the pain of previous years.
Don’t be under any illusion the new 69 miles / 110km route with 5,357 feet of climbing is still a tough day in the saddle.
Event organisers have listened to cyclists’ feedback over the last two years and so this year the route is different but still demanding. The beast of Benbradagh has been put to bed this year.
There are two routes the 5 peak challenge and the 2 peak challenge.
The 5 peak challenge is the full 69 miles and takes in the Birren, Brown Knowes, Cranagh, Glenelly road, Bancran road, Sixtown road, Davagh road, Sperrin road, Feeney and Owenbeg.
The 2 peak challenge is 23 miles and includes the Birren, Brown Knowes and back to Owenbeg.
So if a sportive on flat roads no longer holds much of an appeal, maybe it’s time you took on a challenge that is distinctively different.
The start and finish point is the fantastic facilities at Owenbeg. Here cyclists can have a massage, take a shower and enjoy the onsite BBQ. Most of all you can mingle with fellow cyclists share your experiences and enjoy yourself.
Both are priced at £25 with rest stops and refreshment provided a part of the package.
You can also purchase the Man of Sperrin branded t-shirt at the reduced priced of £10 if you purchase when registering.
Man of Sperrin is something totally unique but don’t just take our word for it listen to some of the feedback of last year’s finishers.