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Jimmy’s 3 county 400 – entries and map update.

Hi guys / ladies of the Audax , don’t forget this Saturday ,The jimmy’s 3 county challenge covering 400km .Your final preparations for LEL or maybe you just want that 400km to make up your total for the SR series title… registration now open ,go to audax Ireland and follow the links ,,, latest entry taken Thursday [13/07],, Thanks Eamon!!

NOTE – updated map linked from page –

4 Towers update

Ronnie has updated the route info for the 4 towers to advise on terrain.

Image result for carbon road bike offroad wrong bike“The route into Robertstown  follows part of the BARROW WAY towpath via the GRIFFIN AQUEDUCT .When you leave Robertstown about 800m due east  there is another track heading over to Staplestown which is a bit rough in sections.

Not one for the carbon rims or the lightly spooked wheels.

This is a summer spin so  you wont need mudguards”

N2S – head north as far as you can go then turn around.

Already interest in this ride is hotting up with 1/2 dozen victims entrants so get in quick as I’ve a limit of 100.P5090027 (1)

As I said back in 2015

“North to the South – another bright idea of mine.  About the toughest 400km I’ve ever done.”

But the scenery is just breathtaking and ideally timetabled 2 weeks before the first 600 of the year and a month before the Celtic Knot.

It’s a (tiny) bit easier now as I changed the direction last year for ferry reasons so most of the climbing is over by 250km – just windy hill before Coleraine which has both wind and hill.

Full details –