Antrim 300 entries open

Entries are now open for the inaugural Antrim 300 on  Saturday 4’th October, starting and finishing in Belfast.

Full details on the event page –

I completed the first test ride of the full route yesterday evening and this morning.  Some fantastic scenery (Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty) with VIRTUALLY NO POTHOLES!

The route is fairly demanding – my Garmin clocked 4400m so allow yourself plenty of time to complete.  Bring good lights and plenty of gears.

Route is pretty much as per current link on the page – I just need to remove the off-road section – which was great at night but was too narrow a path for the day when pedestrians will be around, find a better route back into Belfast and remove the gratuitous detour to the 24 hour McDonalds for my breakfast at 6am this morning!

I’m away 17-21 September so entries received then will not get acknowledged until 22’nd.

Final route check is 28’th September – I will be sending out route sheets the week after.

Cow entries dying

Entries for the dying cow close Friday 5th September 2014.

To quote POD

“Hi Folks checked the routesheet for Dying Cow during the week. All good to go and The Wicklow Gap Pub (in County Wexford) are still doing 2 pints and a pizza for 12 euro. The good folk at Wicklow County Council were improving the roads in two spots, what can I say? Details on audax site. Paul”

All details –

Long-distance cycling in the 32 Counties