Event - Isle of Man Lighthouse Challenge
For any cycling fans who haven't yet seen for themselves the breathtaking beauty of the Manx coastline, then it's highly recommend building a cycling trip around this unique event. Taking in a host of wildlife, rolling hills, and even the possibility of witnessing basking sharks and dolphins close to shore, the Challenge truly offers a sight to behold while you cycle.
The event is not for the faint-hearted, testing both endurance and stamina. But you do have a choice of three distances over which to compete – The Quarter Circle p/b DotPerformance route at 20 miles, the Half Circle at 52 miles or the full circle at 100 miles – meaning you can select the one best suited to your cycling ability and fitness levels. Ebikes are also welcome.
The full route includes some 2500 metres of climbing. Starting in the heart of Castletown in the south of the Island, the course runs around the Island's lighthouses and most of the spectacular coastline, finishing back in Castletown Square.
Full support is provided, with feed stations, service course, full signposted route, event T-shirt and finishes medal!
The Island has hosted a variety of cycling and walking events and can provide a range of routes and courses for event organisers to consider.