This is Jimmy Porter from Maghera, the winner of the SIG Insulation Spirit of Sperrin award for 2017. They say sports do not build character. They reveal it. On Sunday Jimmy took on the Five Peaks. His journey saw him come off his bike twice. Bruised and battered, Jimmy did not relent. He maintained hope [...]
"Never expect anything from anyone, therefore one can never be disappointed" And so begins a rip roaring blog around the Sperrins by Gillian Baker a.k.a. LoveVelo Rides - a brilliant new cycling blog by the Dublin woman who describes herself as a 'working mom' and cyclist since 2016. So taken was Gillian by the prospect offered [...]
Thank you to everyone who did Man Of Sperrin 2017. You were inspirational. Check out our Facebook page for more podium finishers.
Check out this on bike footage from the 2017 Man of Sperrin sportive. Video takes in the start, climb of Benbradagh (@12:00), spectators at the infamous Bridge (@20:30), off road pave (@25:00) and the descent off Big Ben. Hat Tip to Alan Campbell for this super effort.
Bruno Tamiozzo, an internationally acclaimed photographer, who worked for Rolling Stone magazine, will be covering the Man of Sperrin Sportive this Sunday. Tamiozzo, whose pictures literally appeared ‘on the cover of a Rolling Stone,’ shot big arena rock legends from Pink Floyd to Bruce Springsteen to Metallica. The Italian, who has an exhibition currently running [...]
The energy giant SSE have backed Man of Sperrin. The company, with naming rights to SSE Wembley arena and the SSE Arena at the Odyssey Complex in Belfast, are also listed in FTSE100 Share Price Index. Speaking at the launch of the partnership, SSE's Vicky Boden explained why the company were attracted to the Man of Sperrin [...]
One of Ireland's premier furniture manufacturers has become the latest enterprise to support Man of Sperrin. Forbes Furniture Group, based in Ardboe, Co Tyrone, provide an extensive range of interior fittings and free standing furniture across diverse sectors of the local economy. In business for over 40 years, the Forbes name has close ties with [...]
Good news! Man of Sperrin partners, Chain Reaction Cycles have given an exclusive invite to our event participants to their invite only club night in their Belfast Superstore on 30th May. Invitees will enjoy special promotions available only on the night (as per the flyer) As well as availing of these special discounts invitees can [...]
The only Irish woman to break the nine-hour mark for an Ironman triathlon has endorsed Man of Sperrin. Eimear Mullan, recognised as one of the leading Ironman competitors in the world, recorded a race time of 8:56:51 in Barcelona in 2015, placing her inside the top-50 all-time women’s list. Voted Triathlon Ireland Athlete of the [...]
The largest online bike store in the world has become an official partner of Man of Sperrin. Chain Reaction Cycles, which started out as a small bike shop in Ballynure, Co Antrim in 1985, has become a global presence, opening a 10,000 square feet flagship state-of-the-art store off Belfast’s Boucher Road in 2011. The success of Chain [...]