Entries opening for North to South 400

Featuring a ferry, spectacular views across the North Atlantic, Malin Head and, of course, a 24 hour McDonalds!

I’ll be carrying out a final route check on Sunday and updating gps and route sheet.

With about 4000 m of climbing this should not be the toughest of 400’s, but close observers of the profile may notice a couple of sharp climbs, including the “Gap of Mamore” from the old Audax Ireland banner.  The Sperrins start at about 280Km offering some challenge to tired legs.

Full details – http://www.audaxireland.org/calendar/gazetteer/400km-events/north-to-the-south-400/

Entry

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN ADVANCE by Tuesday 5’th May

I’d rather you entered and didn’t show than show up without entering as I have to print Brevet cards, route sheets etc.

Entry forms – http://www.audaxireland.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Audax-Entry-Form-Standard.doc

Please complete and email to me (stuartm@stiona.com) OR email me the following details:

Name

Address

Phone

Email

Club

CI License

Next of kin/emergency contact name/phone

Payment

PayPal preferred.

I will take payment on the line in cash (Euro or Stirling) BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED UP in advance as I have to prepare Brevet cards, route sheets etc..

Details

Start Location: Belfast,  Boucher Road (To be Confirmed).

Start Time: 6.00am

Facilities: Parking at start

Unsupported event.

Route Description:

Draft route is here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5622723. butwill be subject to change.

From Belfast we head North East and to the ferry across Lough Foyle from Magilligan to Greencastle.

Having left “The North” into “The South”, we carry on heading North, following the North Atlantic to the top of Ireland – Malin Head.

From Malin, we head to “The Maiden City” for a look at her walls, and then follow the National Cycle Networks (NCN) routes back to Belfast via Cookstown (with a 24 hour McDonalds), south of Lough Neagh.

Q is for Qualification.

Qualification for PBP is easy, to understand anyway. Ride a 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km BRM event (Brevets des Randonneurs Mondiaux) any time before July 14th 2015. This is basically any Audax Ireland Calendar event except the Fleche. If riding events elsewhere, ensure they are BRM. (Audax UK also run events under their own rules which they mark BR/BP – qualification rides are marked BRM (PBP) in the AUK Calendar).

Unlike for Super Randonneur, longer rides may be substituted for shorter.

You can register as soon as you have completed at least three of the four qualifying brevets between October 31, 2014 and July 07, 2015.

Useful links:

PBP rules -

http://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=en&cat=randonnee&page=reglement

International schedule of BRM events -

http://www.audax-club-parisien.com/download/Calendrier_BRM_(Monde_2015).pdf

French BRM events -

http://www.audax-club-parisien.com/download/Calendrier_BRM_(France_2015)_20150109.pdf

Audax Ireland calendar – http://www.audaxireland.org/calendar/

Bon courage.

Long-distance cycling in the 32 Counties