Man of Sperrin Stories: LoveVelo Rides (Gillian Baker)

Cyclist, writer and lover of all things Velo, Gillian Baker completed the inaugural Man of Sperrin in June 2017. Here she talks about her cycling origins, the secret of the Sperrins, and why keeping a clean bike is a must. MOS: Name? GB: LoveVelo Rides (Gillian Baker) MOS: Where are you from? GB: Dundrum, Dublin MOS: [...]

Bicycle Shack confirmed as official maintenance partners

The Man of Sperrin team are delighted to announce that Bicycle Shack, Portglenone are official maintenance partners to this year's event. Owned and run by Adrian McPeake, the local company was founded in 2010 with the mantra 'live to work, don't work to live' and has been going from strength to strength in recent years. [...]

Volunteers required

Within the Man of Sperrin team, our ambition matches our landscape for grandness. The Sperrin Mountains are one of Ireland’s best kept secrets, and whilst we don’t want to diminish their remote splendour, we do want people to know how wonderful they are, particularly for cycling! So if you’re over 18 years and as passionate [...]

Online registration now open with early bird rate available

It’s spring in the Sperrins and the countdown to the inaugural Man of Sperrin has begun. With 12 weeks and 5 days remaining until the event on Sunday 11 June, online registration is now officially open. We invite all participants to register online to avail of our early bird rate. On the day entries are [...]

Our Vista

“Way up in the North of Ireland lie the Sperrin Mountains. Long ago, say about 500 million years ago, these were enormous mountains, but all the original sandstone, mudstone and limestone has been eroded. What we are left with is nice, easy-going, rounded quartzite and schist – all boggy and pleasant with only the odd [...]