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Voted Best Leisure Event in Ireland (2019)

The Reservoir Dog Sportive is all about the riders. We do everything we can to give participants riding our event a uniquely challenging and rewarding experience on the bike with the backdrop of some of the most spectacular mountain roads in Ireland. It was voted the Best Leisure Event in Ireland 2019 in the Cycling Ireland membership awards. A fantastic accolade for a fantastic and special Sportive.

The Reservoir Dog Sportive has a very loyal following and we love to see many regulars from all around the country and beyond come back and join us every September at Russborough to test out their climbing legs. We also love to see new faces take on the challenge.

The event venue is the iconic palladian mansion of Russborough House in County Wicklow and is hosted by the Reservoir Cogs Cycling club based in nearby Blessington.

This year the 125km Dog covers the same route as last year on some of the most challenging climbs in Ireland whilst keeping to quiet and breathtaking scenic roads. Our 63km Pup route explores some new roads this year taking in a hilly and spectacular circuit of the Blessington Reservoir and introduces the rider to some hidden gems of roads  and an exciting new climb.

We pride ourselves in taking the best care of the riders with top-level support, with a great value for money experience. All proceeds raised by the Reservoir Dog Sportive are donated to charity to fund local Environmental enhancement and community projects. The Reservoir Dog Sportive is run with an environmentally sustainable ethos.

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Reservoir Dog Sportive Sunday 20th September 2020

Start/Finish at Russborough House

Same great 125Km Dog route this year!

Some interesting changes to the 65Km route this year

2020 edition

The Reservoir Dog returns for a sixth edition on Sun 20-Sept-2020. Everything you loved about last year’s event – and more!

All funds raised are donated to charities to fund local environmental and community enhancement projects.

The Reservoir Dog Sportive is an environmentally sustainable event.

Leave no Trace.

Entry to The Reservoir Dog sportive is by ONLINE REGISTRATION  only.

Places strictly limited to 500 places.

Register early to ensure your place.

Early Entrance fee is €35 (One day licence for the event will cost non- CI members an additional €5)



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Event Photos

Please see links below for event photos and video from previous events:

2015 Album

2016 Album

2017 Album

2018 Reservoir Dog photo album

2018 Album

Russborough House, our start and finish venue is an imposing Palladian mansion – an unrivalled visitor attraction in a stunningly beautiful setting. Proudly hosted by Reservoir Cogs Cycling Club.

What’s it for?

This year’s beneficiaries will be Blessington Tidy Towns and Blessington and District Forum and Lacken Community Development Association


The event is open to people aged 16 or older.

The event will get underway from Russborough House at 9:00am. Please see Route Information for further details.

How can I help?

As this is a charity sportive, we are grateful of all the support we can get. We are asking for volunteers to help out during the run-up to the event, and on the day itself.

Additionally we are seeking sponsorship from local businesses.

Contact to show your support.