LADIES LOUGH GILL TOUR 2021
Thankfully things are finally returning to normal with leisure cycling in Ireland. This year’s Ladies Lough Gill Tour take place on Sunday the 18th of July at Cleveragh, Sligo at 11am.
This ladies only cycling event is now a well-established part of Innisfree Wheelers annual event calendar. The 40km event is specifically designed for women who wish to get back on the bike.
This year once again we also have a 60km distance which should suit more experienced women cyclists. In fact, almost 50% of Innisfree Wheelers one hundred and twenty members are of the fairer sex.
The 40k event is suitable for even beginner cyclists as the tour will be conducted at a leisurely pace with no cyclist being dropped and full back up and support being provided along the way. It starts at Cleveragh Park at 11am. Registration is ONLINE ONLY this year.
The 40k route travels around Lough Gill anti-clockwise with a nice food stop at GALA Supermarket in Dromahair. A food and drink voucher will be provided to all registered participants at the start. The women will then enjoy the nice scenery on the home stretch as they peddle past the shores of beautiful Lough Gill and the majestic Parkes Castle.
The 60km event will begin with a scenic spin through Ballygawley, then on to Coolagh and turn left for Ballintogher. Then just before the village of Ballintogher, the ladies turn for Kilanumery and exit onto the Drumkeerin road where they turn left for Dromahair and rejoin the 40km route. They will take the same path home via the welcome food stop in Dromahair.
Once arriving in Sligo there is just the slight climb up Connaughton Road and turn left at Bridge Street for Doorley Park before arriving back to the finish at Cleveragh Park.
This year our partner charity is The Alzheimer’s Centre in Sligo. We are delighted to be associated with this very worthy local charity.
We wish also to acknowledge the help and support provided to the event by Sligo Sports Partnership in association with Women in Sport.