About this event
The Spring Sixty is our early season Sportive which takes place this year on Sunday 11th March 2018, always widely anticipated as it is one of the first of the year. A real Classic! This years charity is the Autism Families Support Group.
The Spring Sixty is always a lively event with some of the local racers (its not a race) looking to test their legs and strength before the racing season gets to full blown stage and the endurance and leisure riders looking to improve on their time last year and in turn getting excited as this is the first local sportive of the year, no matter what type of rider you are you will always be assured of a warm welcome at The Spring Sixty.
The weather has been unpredictable over the years, we have had sunshine, rain, wind or snow and sometimes all of those at the same time although The Spring Sixty has never been about good weather, its about seeing if your winter training has worked or kicking off your leisure season, either way setting your goals and expectations for the year ahead!
The distance is 60k (see what we done there!) over rolling South Armagh and North Louth countryside. We purposely designed the course to be fairly fast and not too challenging no ‘Killer Hills’ to be found here!. The event starts at St Paul's High School Bessbrook at 10.00am sharp and will be open at 9am were you can also grab a tea or coffee and have the craic before the off.
The Spring Sixty is a Cycle Sportive and as such the event is open to cyclists of all abilities from novice to advanced. Traditionally the halfway stop is held courtesy of the award winning Fitzpatrick's Restaurant where you will be treated to hot soup and breads to warm you up then onward to the finishing line. Each finisher is treated to a warm welcome and medal at the finish line plus a wholesome hot meal with tea and coffee. The atmosphere is always lively!
Last Year we had just over of 500 riders which astounding though it was we were at our limits and unfortunately came up short in a few areas (we felt) so in an effort to give everyone the full on Spring Sixty Experience we have made a few small changes, all for the better. Our Sportive is of the highest standard and that is the way we would like to keep it for you!
This year registration for all riders will be ONLINE ONLY. Tickets available via Eventbrite by clicking on the tickets tab on the events page or click below. (there will be no registration on the day though you will have to collect wristband for food & medal etc) Get your skates on click below and get booked!