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Isle of Man Lighthouses Challenge Powered by Microgaming

Cycle Sportive , Douglas – Sunday, 09 Jul 2017

Cycle Sportive
Entry powered by British Cycling
Registered Sportive

British Cycling Grading

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Event Summary

Event Overview

Sunday 9TH July 2017 sees the Isle of Man enlivened by the seventh edition of the Island's premier sportive, the Isle of Man Lighthouses Challenge’ supported by Microgaming Isle of Man.

This is a classic training ride from bygone years taking in the Island’s lighthouses (where possible!) and most of the Island’s coastline. The long route is not for the faint hearted and on a good day you will be able to see Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales.

394 participants entered in 2016 and the event continued to receive a lot of very complimentary & encouraging feedback with some commenting that it was the "most enjoyable day ever" on their bike and that it was "fantastic value for money!"

The Isle of Man is a beautiful place to ride a bike, on or off road, and combined with fantastic ambassadors such as Mark Cavendish, Pete Kennaugh, Mark & Anna Christian the level of interest in Manx cycling has never been higher. The event is now an eagerly awaited permanent fixture on the isle of Mans sporting calendar . 

The Lighthouses Challenge offers three course distances, 103, 57 & 28 miles. 

The full course takes a clockwise route of the Island from the historic TT Grandstand in Douglas and takes in over 2,800 metres of climbing, including the Southern classic climbs to Cregneash and the Sloc. Participants can then recover over the northern plains before tackling the shorter but steeper climbs along the north east coast back into Douglas.

There are three well stocked feed stations en route to enjoy at your leisure located at Port Erin, St Johns and Ramsey with additional supplies at the finish

All courses will have the same start and finish in Douglas and follow the main route south to the feed station at Port Erin.

The short route finishes at Port Erin with transport back to Douglas on the Victorian Steam Railway. What a unique way to end a great day out! The entry fee for the short route includes the fare for the train ride.

The Medium route continues to follow the main course to the second feed station at St Johns and returns to Douglas via Archallagan, Braddan and Abbeylands.

Both shorter routes should not be underestimated as each holds a challenge or two along the journey!

All entrants will receive an event ‘goody bag’.

Refreshments will be available at the feed stations along the route. The feed stations are becoming legendary and synonymous with this event! Some participants are rumoured to be returning just to visit the feed zones again!

Timing is all electronic using state of the art equipment which records your passage around ‘The Rock’ and provides detailed splits for each sector of the route.

All courses are supported by motorcycle ‘service course’ and ‘broom wagons’….just in case!

Free massage at finish HQ, where you can also change (although the facilities are not ‘private’ there are ‘quiet’ areas).

Enter at www.sasevents.im or via British Cycling.

The event will continue to support the Isle of Man Cycling Team at events such as the Commonwealth Games. Our loyal sponsors Microgaming continue to heavily support Isle of Man sport and many of their staff are enthusiastic cyclists who take part in the Challenge, we’re delighted with their commitment and continued involvement with this event

The promotion also supports local charities. The 2016 event benefitted the Isle of Man Childrens centre to the tune of £500. Over the last four years the event has contributed over £6000 to local charities and the IOM Cycling Association.

You can rest assured that you will receive a warm and friendly welcome on the Isle of Man and you can look forward to some great 'banter' on your journey around 'the rock'. 

For more information visit www.sasevents.im and click on the event page. There are some great photos of previous events there too! There are hundreds more photos on the Facebook page.

Event Details

Event URN:

402718

Start Date:

Sun, 9th Jul 2017

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

TT Grandstand, Glencrutchery Road, Douglas, Isle Of Man, IM2 6DA

View map

Cheques payable to:

SAS Events

Event Website:

Visit Website

Other Events:

View other events promoted by this organiser

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

About the Event

Info for Riders

Entry fee includes: > Electronic Timing > 4 Feed zones > Goody bag > Fully signposted route. > 3 'broom wagons' > 3 Motorcycle 'service course' Victorian train return to Douglas SHORT ROUTE ONLY

View Britain as you have never seen it before, from the middle of the Irish Sea!

For travel packages visit our event partners:

 

Isle of Man Event Services Ltd  http://www.iomevents.com

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Ltd   https://www.steam-packet.com 

The Rides

4
Long Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 09/07/17 08:00 1 laps / 166km / 103 miles 448 600
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 09/07/17 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 448 | Est. Field Size: 600
1 laps / 166km / 103 miles
Medium Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 09/07/17 08:00 90km / 56 miles 0 600
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 09/07/17 – 08:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 600
90km / 56 miles
Short Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 09/07/17 08:00 58km / 36 miles 0 600
Entry: Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 09/07/17 – 08:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 600
58km / 36 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

Sunday 9TH July 2017 sees the Isle of Man enlivened by the seventh edition of the Island's premier sportive, the Isle of Man Lighthouses Challenge’ supported by Microgaming Isle of Man.

This is a classic training ride from bygone years taking in the Island’s lighthouses (where possible!) and most of the Island’s coastline. The long route is not for the faint hearted and on a good day you will be able to see Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales.

394 participants entered in 2016 and the event continued to receive a lot of very complimentary & encouraging feedback with some commenting that it was the "most enjoyable day ever" on their bike and that it was "fantastic value for money!"

The Isle of Man is a beautiful place to ride a bike, on or off road, and combined with fantastic ambassadors such as Mark Cavendish, Pete Kennaugh, Mark & Anna Christian the level of interest in Manx cycling has never been higher. The event is now an eagerly awaited permanent fixture on the isle of Mans sporting calendar . 

The Lighthouses Challenge offers three course distances, 103, 57 & 28 miles. 

The full course takes a clockwise route of the Island from the historic TT Grandstand in Douglas and takes in over 2,800 metres of climbing, including the Southern classic climbs to Cregneash and the Sloc. Participants can then recover over the northern plains before tackling the shorter but steeper climbs along the north east coast back into Douglas.

There are three well stocked feed stations en route to enjoy at your leisure located at Port Erin, St Johns and Ramsey with additional supplies at the finish

All courses will have the same start and finish in Douglas and follow the main route south to the feed station at Port Erin.

The short route finishes at Port Erin with transport back to Douglas on the Victorian Steam Railway. What a unique way to end a great day out! The entry fee for the short route includes the fare for the train ride.

The Medium route continues to follow the main course to the second feed station at St Johns and returns to Douglas via Archallagan, Braddan and Abbeylands.

Both shorter routes should not be underestimated as each holds a challenge or two along the journey!

All entrants will receive an event ‘goody bag’.

Refreshments will be available at the feed stations along the route. The feed stations are becoming legendary and synonymous with this event! Some participants are rumoured to be returning just to visit the feed zones again!

Timing is all electronic using state of the art equipment which records your passage around ‘The Rock’ and provides detailed splits for each sector of the route.

All courses are supported by motorcycle ‘service course’ and ‘broom wagons’….just in case!

Free massage at finish HQ, where you can also change (although the facilities are not ‘private’ there are ‘quiet’ areas).

Enter at www.sasevents.im or via British Cycling.

The event will continue to support the Isle of Man Cycling Team at events such as the Commonwealth Games. Our loyal sponsors Microgaming continue to heavily support Isle of Man sport and many of their staff are enthusiastic cyclists who take part in the Challenge, we’re delighted with their commitment and continued involvement with this event

The promotion also supports local charities. The 2016 event benefitted the Isle of Man Childrens centre to the tune of £500. Over the last four years the event has contributed over £6000 to local charities and the IOM Cycling Association.

You can rest assured that you will receive a warm and friendly welcome on the Isle of Man and you can look forward to some great 'banter' on your journey around 'the rock'. 

For more information visit www.sasevents.im and click on the event page. There are some great photos of previous events there too! There are hundreds more photos on the Facebook page.

Event Details

Event URN:

402718

Start Date:

Sun, 9th Jul 2017

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

TT Grandstand, Glencrutchery Road, Douglas, Isle Of Man, IM2 6DA

View map

Cheques payable to:

SAS Events

Event Website:

Visit Website

Other Events:

View other events promoted by this organiser

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

About the Event

Info for Riders

Entry fee includes: > Electronic Timing > 4 Feed zones > Goody bag > Fully signposted route. > 3 'broom wagons' > 3 Motorcycle 'service course' Victorian train return to Douglas SHORT ROUTE ONLY

View Britain as you have never seen it before, from the middle of the Irish Sea!

For travel packages visit our event partners:

 

Isle of Man Event Services Ltd  http://www.iomevents.com

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Ltd   https://www.steam-packet.com 

The Rides

4
Long Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 09/07/17 08:00 1 laps / 166km / 103 miles 448 600
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 09/07/17 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 448 | Est. Field Size: 600
1 laps / 166km / 103 miles
Medium Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 09/07/17 08:00 90km / 56 miles 0 600
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 09/07/17 – 08:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 600
90km / 56 miles
Short Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 09/07/17 08:00 58km / 36 miles 0 600
Entry: Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 09/07/17 – 08:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 600
58km / 36 miles

British Cycling Grading

4
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Hard
Cycle Sportive
Entry powered by British Cycling
Registered Sportive

British Cycling Grading

4
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Hard

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