Sunday 4th September 2011
Douglas, Isle of Man
4th September 20011 sees the debut of the ‘Lighthouses Challenge’ sportive event supported by Microgaming. Following popular feedback from last year’s two Isle of Man sportives, the Appleby and Curragh Classic, the IOMCA’s performance group has decided to resurrect a classic ride from bygone years taking in the Island’s lighthouses (where possible!) and taking in most of the Island’s coastline.
Two route options –
- 100 miles
- 41 miles
“The lighthouses challenge offers two course distances, 100 miles and 41 miles, and the opportunity to ride the longer event in a 3 or 4 rider team. The teams will be allowed to changeover at a point of their choice as long as it’s at one of the 6 checkpoints.
The course will take a clockwise route from Douglas with the short course finishing in Peel. The 100 mile course takes in over 1200 metres of climbing, which includes the climbs to Cregneash and the Sloc, before taking in the Northern plains and then the shorter climbs along the North East coast back into Douglas. The longer event will have 3 feed zones and the short version 1 feed zone. At each feed zone there will be a (limited) supply of energy food and drink.”
- Waymarked route
- On route check points
- Feed stations
- Event t-shirt for all entrants
Isle of Man
Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)