When: 19th April 2015

Time: 10:00

Entry Closing Date: 17th April 2015 – 17:00

Distance: 60km – 120km

Where: The Mall Sports Complex, Templemichael Road, Co. Longford

The 2nd Annual Longford Sportif takes place on April 19th 2015 from the Mall Sports Complex, Templemichael Road which is just of the main N4 Dublin-Sligo Road.

We are only 30mins from Athlone/Mullingar and an hour from Sligo and Dublin. There will be two challenge Route to choose from, the 120km distance and the 60km route. Each Route begins from the heart of Longford Town and cycles past the recently refurbished St. Mels Cathedral. From here cyclists will travel to Lanesboro, Ballymahon and onto Edgeworthstown. Along the N55 towards Edgeworthstown, the 60km competitors will take a left heading back to Longford Town on completion of the 60km Route.

The 120km competitors will then head for Lisryan and on towards the village of Abbeylara. From here the climbing begins and the route becomes challenging, a small 2km drag will bring the cyclists into the town of Granard and then from there you will travel to Ballinalee. A Right turn in Ballinalee, competitors will then head towards Esker cross with a 5km steady climb up Aughadourey. From then cyclists will decend towards esker cross before heading towards the final Village Drumlish via another 2km drag. Then cyclists will ride towards Longford Town upon completion of this 120km sportive.

 

Routes

 

60km

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/643025690

Start: The Mall Sports Complex: Longford Town
Longford – Lanesboro (16k Approx – Duration 35mins Approx)
Lanesboro – Ballymahon (17k Approx – Duration 45mins Approx)
Ballymahon – Carrickboy (12k Approx – Duration 30mins Approx)
Carrickboy – The Mall Sports Complex (15km Approx – Duration 30mins Approx)

60km – Road Numbers

Start: The Mall Sports Complex: Longford Town
Longford – Lanesboro via the N63
Lanesboro – Ballymahon via the R392
Ballymahon – Carrickboy via the N55
Carrickboy – The Mall Sports Complex via the R393 & N4

120km

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/643005264

Start: The Mall Sports Complex: Longford Town
Longford – Lanesboro (16k Approx – Duration 35mins Approx)
Lanesboro – Ballymahon (17k Approx – Duration 45mins Approx)
Ballymahon – Carrickboy (10k Approx – Duration 30mins Approx)
Carrickboy – Edgeworthstown (10km Approx – Duration 30mins Approx)
Edgeworthstown – Lisryan (10km Approx – Duration 30mins Approx)
Lisryan – Abbeylara (6km Approx – Duration 15mins Approx)
Abbeylara – Granard (8km Approx – Duration 20mins Approx)
Granard to Ballinalee (11km Approx – Duration 30mins approx)
Ballinalee to Aughadoroughy Hill (8km Approx – 25mins Approx)
Aughadoroughy Hill to Esker Cross (6km Approx – 15mins Approx)
Esker Cross to Drumlish (7km Approx – Duration 25mins Approx)
Drumlish to the Mall Sports Complex (10km Approx – Duration 20mins)

120km – Road Numbers

Start: The Mall Sports Complex: Longford Town
Longford – Lanesboro via the N63
Lanesboro – Ballymahon via the R392
Ballymahon – Carrickboy via the N55
Carrickboy – Edgeworthstown via the N55
Edgeworthstown – Lisryan via the R395
Lisryan – Abbeylara via the R395
Abbeylara – Granard via the R396
Granard to Ballinalee via the R194
Ballinalee to Aughadoroughy Hill via the Aughnacliff Road and Corn Hill
Aughadoroughy Hill to Esker Cross via the corn hill road
Esker Cross to Drumlish via the Drumlish Road
Drumlish to the Mall Sports Complex, Longford via the R198 and the N4

 

DESCRIPTIONPRICE
Race Entry€35.00
DESCRIPTIONPRICE
Cycling Ireland 1-Day Insurance (Non Cycling Ireland Members Only)All cyclists are permitted to have Cycling Ireland insurance. If you don’t have a Cycling Ireland number, a 1-day licence is available at a levy of €2.€2.00

 

More details on www.thelongfordsportif.ie and http://www.fitmagazine.ie/events/race/skoda-cycle-series-longford-sportif-2015