About this event
Dromara Cycling Club continue to host their annual Mourne Sportive and Hilly Leisure Tours. There are 4 routes to choose from.
- The Mourne Sportive (169K) route will take riders into the heart of the Mourne Mountains climbing over 11,000 feet across many of its famous peaks including Coyle’s Hill, Spelga, Windy Gap and Dree Hill. Entry is limited to 60 riders for the Sportive.
- The Hilly (125K) is an event for strong cyclists and visits all major climbs. It includes the Cornmill, Dree Hill, Windy Gap. After lunch in Leitrium, there is Spelga Dam and a number of other hills to climb including Leganny Dolmen.
- The Hilly (85K) has the same first half to lunch in Leitrim as the Hilly 125K, then takes the easier 60K route home.
- The little Hilly (60K) takes in some regular County Down hills but no major climbs.
As part of the day's events we are offering a Junior Hilly Tour using the Hilly '60' route. This route is well suited to junior riders (aged 12-16) and riders will be escorted by senior club riders to and from the tea stop at Leitrim.