Touring League - who can hack the distance?

After an enforced break last year, the Touring League is now back up and running for the 2022 season.

For the moment, the focus is on sportives, Audaxes and other organized events in Ireland and abroad rather than on club cycles.

Points awarded are based on the official distance of the event with no extras for cycling to the start and back!

Events of 80k or less will get 2 points; 90k – 3 points; 100k – 4 points and so on in 10k increments up to a max of 14 points for 200k or more.

Double points will be awarded for completing or assisting at the club Two County Challenge on 26th June.

As before, only 4 Audax events per person will be awarded points.

Multi-day events, both at home and abroad, will just get 14 points once the overall total is at least 200k. If less than 200k, the points will be based on the total distance.

I will keep an eye on the MNSCC Strava club each week in order to identify qualifying rides but if I miss you, email me at with the name, date and event distance together with links to the event website and your Strava record of the ride if possible.

The points total spreadsheet (below) will be updated as I am informed of events undertaken but only each person’s most recent event will be identified.

The Touring League will run until October 9th and prizes will be awarded to the highest placed men and women.

Best of luck everyone!