Belgians have their cobbles, Italians have their strade bianche, USA have their gravel. In Ulster we have Boreens - rough, narrow roads used by livestock & machinery.
Surface dressed, potholed with a grass strip up the middle, they ride like compacted gravel but can get way rougher.
Boreen is for teams of 2-4 riders on a course suitable for cyclocross, gravel or MTBs.
HQ for the event is Benburb Castle, perched high above the Blackwater river in County Tyrone.
The 70km route is divided into 2 loops. Each loop starts and finishes in the Castle. Each loop has one manned control point, where the teams must pass through together and an unmanned control point where teams must fill a control card.
Solo riders will be paired with team mates on the day where possible.