Welcome to the official website of the "Jagged Edge Tour" Pain or Pleasure.

This is the fifth year of running this event and word has spread among the cycling community about it. It is being regarded as one of the toughest sportives in the country, up there with the Rebel Tour. Whether that's the case or not, only you can say..... after you've done it. 

The "Pain" route (130km) is designed to provide a really challenging test to cyclists that have been training hard over the winter months and are ready for some serious climbing. With almost 1600m of gain, all in the first two thirds of the route, if you like climbing and a bit of pain in your cycling then this is the event for you. The final 30km of almost flat, fast road is irrestible to most bunches and despite the hard work already done on the hills it usually ends up in a gallop home. ​Do not ​attempt this route unless you have plenty miles in the legs. You have been warned!!

The "Pleasure" route (65km) is named "Pleasure" only in relation to the "Pain" route. It is a stiff but manageable challenge acheivale by most leisure cyclists. Its starts with a pretty tough climb but once you have the first 10km behind you, you know you have the hard work done for the day and you can enjoy the rest. It's probably the best 65km of cycling you'll do this year.

The "Jagged Edge Tour" is designed by cyclists for cyclists. We know what cyclists want from a sportive. Value for money. As cycling becomes even more popular and new events are popping up everywhere the prices of some events are not realistic. We are delighted to say that we are holding our prices again this year and we believe at €35 presents excellent value for money for a good sportive. A good day out on the bike includes a good challenging route, a limit on numbers for safety, a quick and easy sign-on process, punctual start times, good marshalling and directional signage, well stocked food stops and a hearty hot meal at the finish. We have all those features and more on "The Jagged Edge". Its all about the cyclist for us.  

Again this year all proceeds from "The Jagged Edge Tour" will go to Cork ARC Cancer Support House. Cork ARC provide vital support for cancer patients and their families in the Cork and Waterford area. To learn more about Cork ARC Cancer Support House check out our "about the charities" page.

We are delighted and so proud again this year to welcome on board as our main sponsor, ESI Technologies Ltd. ESI have been supporting us from the very start and its not an exaggeration to say that "Jagged Edge" could not have started or continued to grow without their tremendous support.

Online registration is now open on this site. Just click on the "register now" button to the right and follow the instructions. The cost for either route is €35. Based on the growth over the last four years and the feedback we have been getting we are confident this will be a sell-out again this year. Early registration is advisable. We will be closing registration when we reach 500 across both routes. 

So,,,,,, there it is. Your challenge for 2018, should you choose to accept it.   


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Registration Now Open

14, February 2019

Online registration is now open here. Just click on the "Register now" button on the home page and away you go. Best of luck!!!

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