Lakeland CC, in association with the Oisin MCGrath Foundation, Belcoo GAA club and Belcoo Festival bring you the Cycle for Oisin on August 13th.
There will be 3 distances
a 50K route, a 75K route and a 130K route.
Sign on from 8:30 – 9:45 am at Belcoo Community Centre. Parking available at Belcoo GAA club. The event is run under Cycling Ireland regulations. Over 14’s only, U16s must be accompanied by an adult. Helmet compulsory, Bike in working order. A faq with general information on Leisure cycles will be added shortly.
ENTER online here at Racepass. Online Entry £15 Pounds. Entry on the day £20.
A route map is here.
All routes depart Belcoo community centre, turn Right in the village through Blacklion, and turn Right at the Rainbow in Glenfarne, up ‘Bernard’s Braes’ and go to Kiltyclogher. The 50K route goes straight through Kiltyclogher, to Rossinver. There is a sharp descent into a Right hand turn at the junction in Rossinver. Follow the Rossinver road across the border to a food stop in Garrison. In Garrison, its a straight 20K or so back to the community centre in Belcoo, with the road gently climbing until Cashel, with a flat/downhill section then to Belcoo. This route contains some tough hills and it will certainly be a challenge for many.
The route is available here. This route takes in the saddle hill climb, turning left at Kiltyclogher, you climb to top of hills, then turn right, and continue climbing to the top of saddle hill, This is a narrow road, but the views are spectacular. The descent off saddle hill is technical and not one for pushing the limits, especially as the road surface is patchy in places. When you descend to the N16, there is a sharp left and then its left again and over the hills to Kilty once more. In Kilty, go left and follow the 50K course to food stop and home to Belcoo.
The route map is here. The 130K route is the same as the 75K route until the foodstop. All routes follow the B52 back towards Belcoo, but at Kilcoo cross, this takes a Left, which curves to the Left. Some great views of Lough Melvin, before turning Right, and following the road around until a further right with the Doagh road to Derrygonnelly. The Doagh road is fairly narrow, passes by the Big Dog forest, and we take the sign left for the Scenic drive, past Derrygonnelly GAA pitch, then Left again, and eventually left onto the Glenasheever road. We climb up and take a right turn to the Lough Navar forest drive… following the road around until we reach the Magho view point. (Water stop here). Cyclists will use the one way system to exit back onto the Glenasheever rd, then turn Right again. There is a further right, bringing you onto a fast sweeping descent on the cornahaltie road which brings you to the B52 at Farnacassidy cross. Don’t be head down on this descent – some of the views are magnificent. Turn Left on the B52 into Garrison, and follow the B52 straight back to Belcoo.