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Isle of Man Lighthouses Challenge powered By Microgaming

Cycle Sportive , Isle of Man – Sunday, 07 Jul 2019

Cycle Sportive
Entry powered by British Cycling
Registered Sportive

British Cycling Grading

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Hard

Event Summary

Event Overview

Sunday 7TH July 2019 sees the Isle of Man enlivened by the 9th edition of the Island's premier sportive, the Isle of Man Lighthouses Challenge’ powered by Microgaming.

The event is brought to you by SAS Events who played a major role in delivering a spectacular HSBC National Road Championships in 2017.

This is a classic coastal ride circumnavigating the Isle of Man taking in the Island’s lighthouses (where possible!).

The Full Circle Route covers over 100 miles and is not for the faint hearted  .

On a good day you will be able to see Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales as you circumnavigate the Island.

Over 430 participants entered in 2018 and the event continued to receive plenty of very complimentary feedback with some commenting that it was their "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 Man's sporting calendar. 

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

The start/finish to the heart of Douglas on the scenic and historic Douglas Harbour. The HQ will be the spectacular new Bikestyle premises at the Old Market Hall due to be completed end 2018.

The Full Circle Route takes a clockwise route of the Island taking in over 100 miles and 2200 metres of climbing.

Heading south to the southern most tip of the Island the intial stretch is classic spectacular coastal road along Marine Drive which is closed to traffic.The Southern classic climbs to Cregneash and the Sloc are covered on the way to the second feed zone at St Johns.

Heading to Peel and the Point of Ayre participants can recover a little 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.

Responding to feedback from the 2018 event there will be a rider relaxation and feed zone at the finish in 2019.

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

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

Covering the shortest distance of 26 miles the Quarter Circle Route takes the journey south and the hard riding ends at the Port Erin feed zone.This option is suitable for families with children who enjoy leisure cycling.

The short route finishes at Port Erin with transport back to Douglas on the Victorian Steam Railway where riders disembark and make their way along the quayside to the finish area. What a unique way to end a great day out! The entry fee for the short route includes the fare for the train ride.

Both shorter routes should not be underestimated as each holds a challenge or two along the journey! indeed the Semi Circle Route has the steepest climb of the day just after the feed zone at St Johns.

All routes finish on Douglas Harbourside where riders can sit in the sun at the various eateries, cafes or pubs and enjoy watching their fellow riders finish their personal challenge.

All entrants will receive an event ‘goody bag' which will include a souvenir T shirt and some snacks.’

Refreshments will be available at the feed stations along the route. The feed stations are legendary and synonymous with this event! You will not go hungry.

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.

When you pass through the finish arch you will be presented with your well deserved top quality finishers medal.

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.

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 or give their time to act as Stewards. We’re delighted with their commitment and continued involvement with this event.

The event will continue to support the Isle of Man Cycling Association.

The promotion also supports local charities. The 2018 event benefitted Victim Support Isle of Man. Over the last five years the event has contributed over £7300 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. Here you will find all the details you need and links to our travel and accomodation partners.

There are some great photos of previous events there too and hundreds more photos on the Facebook page.

Event Details

Event URN:

439351

Start Date:

Sun, 7th Jul 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bikestyle, Old Market Hall, Market Hill, Douglas, Isle Of Man, IM1 2AY

View map

Cheques payable to:

SAS Events

Entry close date

Wed, 3rd Jul 2019

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Stephen Shimmin
07624475341
info@sasevents.im

Other Events:

View other events promoted by this organiser

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

Entry fee includes: > Electronic Timing > 3 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 

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

4
Full Circle Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 07/07/19 08:00 166km / 103 miles 365 600
Entry: Online: (£31.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 07/07/19 – 08:00
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British Cycling Grading: 365 | Est. Field Size: 600
166km / 103 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£31.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Semi Circle Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 07/07/19 08:00 90km / 56 miles 0 600
Entry: Online: (£26.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 07/07/19 – 08:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 600
90km / 56 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£26.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Quarter Circle Ride
No entrants yet
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 07/07/19 08:00 42km / 26 miles 0 600
Entry: Online: (£21.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 07/07/19 – 08:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 600
42km / 26 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£21.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£30.00)

Event Summary

Event Overview

Sunday 7TH July 2019 sees the Isle of Man enlivened by the 9th edition of the Island's premier sportive, the Isle of Man Lighthouses Challenge’ powered by Microgaming.

The event is brought to you by SAS Events who played a major role in delivering a spectacular HSBC National Road Championships in 2017.

This is a classic coastal ride circumnavigating the Isle of Man taking in the Island’s lighthouses (where possible!).

The Full Circle Route covers over 100 miles and is not for the faint hearted  .

On a good day you will be able to see Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales as you circumnavigate the Island.

Over 430 participants entered in 2018 and the event continued to receive plenty of very complimentary feedback with some commenting that it was their "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 Man's sporting calendar. 

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

The start/finish to the heart of Douglas on the scenic and historic Douglas Harbour. The HQ will be the spectacular new Bikestyle premises at the Old Market Hall due to be completed end 2018.

The Full Circle Route takes a clockwise route of the Island taking in over 100 miles and 2200 metres of climbing.

Heading south to the southern most tip of the Island the intial stretch is classic spectacular coastal road along Marine Drive which is closed to traffic.The Southern classic climbs to Cregneash and the Sloc are covered on the way to the second feed zone at St Johns.

Heading to Peel and the Point of Ayre participants can recover a little 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.

Responding to feedback from the 2018 event there will be a rider relaxation and feed zone at the finish in 2019.

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

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

Covering the shortest distance of 26 miles the Quarter Circle Route takes the journey south and the hard riding ends at the Port Erin feed zone.This option is suitable for families with children who enjoy leisure cycling.

The short route finishes at Port Erin with transport back to Douglas on the Victorian Steam Railway where riders disembark and make their way along the quayside to the finish area. What a unique way to end a great day out! The entry fee for the short route includes the fare for the train ride.

Both shorter routes should not be underestimated as each holds a challenge or two along the journey! indeed the Semi Circle Route has the steepest climb of the day just after the feed zone at St Johns.

All routes finish on Douglas Harbourside where riders can sit in the sun at the various eateries, cafes or pubs and enjoy watching their fellow riders finish their personal challenge.

All entrants will receive an event ‘goody bag' which will include a souvenir T shirt and some snacks.’

Refreshments will be available at the feed stations along the route. The feed stations are legendary and synonymous with this event! You will not go hungry.

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.

When you pass through the finish arch you will be presented with your well deserved top quality finishers medal.

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.

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 or give their time to act as Stewards. We’re delighted with their commitment and continued involvement with this event.

The event will continue to support the Isle of Man Cycling Association.

The promotion also supports local charities. The 2018 event benefitted Victim Support Isle of Man. Over the last five years the event has contributed over £7300 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. Here you will find all the details you need and links to our travel and accomodation partners.

There are some great photos of previous events there too and hundreds more photos on the Facebook page.

Event Details

Event URN:

439351

Start Date:

Sun, 7th Jul 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bikestyle, Old Market Hall, Market Hill, Douglas, Isle Of Man, IM1 2AY

View map

Cheques payable to:

SAS Events

Entry close date

Wed, 3rd Jul 2019

Online Entry FAQs
Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Stephen Shimmin
07624475341
info@sasevents.im

Other Events:

View other events promoted by this organiser

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

Entry fee includes: > Electronic Timing > 3 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 

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

4
Full Circle Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 07/07/19 08:00 166km / 103 miles 365 600
Entry: Online: (£31.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 07/07/19 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 365 | Est. Field Size: 600
166km / 103 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£31.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Semi Circle Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 07/07/19 08:00 90km / 56 miles 0 600
Entry: Online: (£26.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 07/07/19 – 08:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 600
90km / 56 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£26.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£40.00)
Quarter Circle Ride
No entrants yet
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 07/07/19 08:00 42km / 26 miles 0 600
Entry: Online: (£21.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 07/07/19 – 08:00
British Cycling Grading: 0 | Est. Field Size: 600
42km / 26 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£21.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£30.00)

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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