The 150k route mirrors the 200k cycle but without most of the climbs. Instead of the first climb, head straight to Kinlough where we turn right for Rossinver along the lake road. After passing the Organic Centre, turn left for Garrison. In Garrison turn right for Belcoo. At the top of the long drag turn right at Kilcoo Cross and head for the first foodstop in Kiltyclogher. The route then heads up Kiltyclogher Braes and Killea Climb before heading for Glenfarne via St. Michael's, and on to the N16 to Loughan House. Turn right and pass through Dowra and Ballinagleragh on the way to the second foodstop in Drumshanbo. Then continue on the main road to Drumkeerin (waterstop) and on to Dromahair where you turn right for the big climb up Newtownmanor and Benbo and reach the long descent home. Enjoy a hot meal at the finish.
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Kilty Braes & Killea 8.8km 317m 2.9%

After leaving Kilty there are two short steep sections on the main road. After the right turn you are on a very minor road called Killea. This is one of the climbs that is perhaps more difficult than it looks. Take care on the steep descent through Ballyboy and the exit onto the N16.

Newtownmanor Climb 7.4km 191m 2.6%

The climb up Newtownmanor also has a few surprises. On leaving Dromahair you turn right and climb up to the road that passes Newtownmanor church. Just here the road kicks up over 10% for a short time and presents a few tricky ramps. This is the first 80% of the profile map.

Benbo 1.7km 3% 200m

The last 20% of the profile is the final climb of the day up the back of Benbo mountain. From the summit you can enjoy the sharp descent to Shanvas and on to the finish where a hot meal awaits you.

Profile Colour Guide

All the profile maps above are provided courtesy of VeloViewer, powered by data from Strava. The different shades of green refer to gradients up to around 5%. Yellow is for 6-8%, Orange for 9-11% and Red for anything over 12%.