Spring Sixty Sportive 2020
March 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am| £20
The Spring Sixty is our early season Sportive which takes place on Sunday 15th March 2020, always widely anticipated as it is one of the first of the year. A real Classic! The event helps to raise funds for our sponsored charity each year, this year’s local charities/ beneficiaries will be confirmed in the coming days .
The Spring Sixty is always a lively event with some of the local racers (its definitely not a race!) looking to test their legs and strength before the racing season gets to full blown stage and the endurance and leisure riders looking to improve on their time last year and in turn getting excited as this is the first local sportive of the year, no matter what type of rider you are you will always be assured of a warm welcome at The Spring Sixty.
The weather has been unpredictable over the years, we have had sunshine, rain, wind or snow and sometimes all of those at the same time although The Spring Sixty has never been about good weather, its about seeing if your winter training has worked or kicking off your leisure season, either way setting your goals and expectations for the year ahead!
The distance is 60k over rolling South Armagh and North Louth countryside. We have designed the course to be fast and challenging but not too challenging. So no ‘Killer Hills’ to be found here!. The event starts at St Paul’s High School at 10.00am sharp and registration/sign on will be open at 9am were you can also grab a tea or coffee and have the craic before the off.
The Spring Sixty is a Cycle Sportive and as such the event is open to cyclists of all abilities from novice to advanced. Each finisher is treated to a warm welcome and a souvenir to remember your achievement by at the finish line plus a wholesome hot meal with tea and coffee in the fabulous food hall at StPaul’s High School. The atmosphere is always lively!
Last Year we had just 600 riders which was just astounding and early indicators are showing that 2020 will be even bigger again. Our Sportive is of the highest standard and that is the way we would like to keep it for you!
This year registration for all riders will be ONLINE ONLY. Early Bird Entry now open at £15 this has been capped at 200 and then full price at £20 for remaining time. Tickets available via Eventbrite by clicking on the tickets tab on the events page or click below… (there will be no registration on the day though you will have to collect wristband for food & medal etc). Get your skates on click below and get booked!n