Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Lighthouses challenge, cycle race, theme day, movement.

                           No time for a pint


The Lighthouses Challenge is a cycle race covering most of the island. The route takes in as you would expect from its title, as many of the island lighthouses scattered throughout the land where riding is possible. Not a race for the faint hearted with 3 distances covering 100, 57 & 37 miles over hill and hugging the coastline, rough and smooth terrain. Not your average Sunday amble, but the island has produced world champions, Tour de France winners and Olympians and the youngsters taking part will hopefully go on to compete too in those events.  The event is open to overseas competitors too, all ages and both sexes. Cycling is a big sport on the island and attracting people to compete in such events is always good for the economy of the island.



My cycling albums can be seen below where you can see the grueling route and lovely scenery of the Isle of Man.

Lighthouses challenge
Manx 100
Cycling 2
Cycling 1


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21 comments:

PhenoMenon, ABC Wednesday said...

Now that looks and sounds very strenuous

PhenoMenon,ABC Wednesday
http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/09/life-in-a-drop-of-water/

F said...

Thanks again Jane.

Susan Moore said...

If I entered the Lighthouse Challenge I would definitely be stopping for a pint and I wouldn't finish the race. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

Reader Wil said...

Cycling is also very popular here in my country!
I used to cycle to go to school which was 19 km from my house. I never cycled as a sport. My sister and I cycled from our house to Bristol in the UK. It took us 5 days.
Thanks for your comment. Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team

Photo Cache said...

great shot.

frankly my dear

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm exhausted just THINKING about the distances!

ROG, ABCW

William Kendall said...

Definitely for serious cyclists only!

EG CameraGirl said...

Te stamina of cyclists who cover long distances always amazes me! I feel like a lazy slug.

Merisi said...

No stopping by the woods in the evening either? ;-)

Halcyon said...

No time for a pint? This race probably isn't for me then! :)
Happy October.

MMMHarrington said...

A great tribute to the Manx Missile

lotusleaf said...

Great shot!

Anonymous said...

Pub Friday though?

Sharon Anck said...

It takes a lot of energy to do something like this!

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this to share with us.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wonderful choice, and is that indeed the "Manx missile" in a less tense moment? The Tour de France was not the same after he crashed on the first day!

Bises,
Genie

Mo said...

I knew about the motor bike races on your island but not this gruelling event. Too much for me. Your more likely to find me in your watering hole.

Mo said...

I knew about the motor bike races on your island but not this gruelling event. Too much for me. Your more likely to find me in your watering hole.

Tanya Breese said...

oh i think i would make time haha

LindyLou Mac said...

Calling by for ABC Wednesday, I had not heard about this event before.

Jim said...

Top shot.

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