About this event
Experience The Sperrins.
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.
Five Peaks: The Full Majesty of the Sperrins.
One of Ireland’s most idyllic and dramatic landscapes, The Glenelly Valley, has been included in the new five peaks route for 2019. Scoured out by giant sheets of ice, this cycling paradise combines with The Birren, Brown Knowes, Davagh and The Sperrin Road climb to create one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, sportive course in Europe. 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.
Two Peaks: Entry Level Event.
Not just ready for the full Five Peaks challenge yet? No problem. Try our entry level route: Man of Sperrin: Two Peaks. With two demanding climbs and some spectacular views it might just whet your appetite to come back next year and have a crack at the full course!