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Monday 22 September 2014

Lough Key Cycle in Boyle

Published 06/05/2014 | 05:40

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The inaugural Curlieu Wheelers "Lough Key Classic" cycling sportive will take place on Saturday, May 17th

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Starting and finishing in the picturesque town of Boyle the event will feature 120k and 60k routes.

The 120k route takes the cyclists into three counties as they travel from Boyle town centre to Frenchpark, Ballinameen, Elphin, Drumsna, Leitrim Village, Keadue, Ballyfarnon, Geevagh, Highwood, Doon and then the sting in the tail - the ascent of the Curlew Mountain, across Garrow and onto the Ballymote road for the descent into Boyle.

Those who partake in the 60k route will leave Boyle and head to Knockvicar joining the 120k route at Keadue and also take in the Highwood and Curlew climbs.

The "Moone Boy Family Cycle" for younger cyclists takes place in the town.

There will be full catering at the food stops and after the event with showers available at the Sportive HQ in the Abbey Park.

Entry will be €20 for Cycling Ireland members and €25 for non- members and registration will be open in the sportive HQ on Friday evening 16th and Saturday morning 18th.

Further details from Carmel 086 1598232 or Brian 086 2575032 of Curlieu Wheelers facebook page.

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