Date: 24th January 2015
Organiser: Ronnie Moore, Phone: 087 6297693
Address: Ronald Moore, 54 Elm Mount Road, Beaumont, Dublin 9
Entry Fee: €5 by cheque or Postal Order (plus €5 for optional medal if required)
Download Entry Form: New Entry Forms
Closing Date: 20th January 2015
Start/Finish: Whitehall Church
Time: 07.00 am
Facilities: None, This is a Self-supported event, there is absolutely no back-up !
Route Description: The route will visit Great War Memorials in Clontarf, Santry, Skerries, Balbriggan, Julianstown, Drogeda, Castlebellingham, Collon, Slane, Finglas
and back to Whitehall Church.
The route will leave Whitehall and travel east down Collins Ave towards Clontarf. It navigates past the sites of 4 WM and loops back onto Collins Ave. It heads north along the old airport rd, heading for St Margerets. From there we head for Ballyboughal via Drishogue. The road surface isnt great on this stretch. From Ballyboughal the route heads east to Lusk and north from there along the coast road to Skerries visting the site of the GWM at ST PATRICKS CHURCH. First control is in Skerries(about 52k). Continuing north along the coast rd from Skerries to Balbriggan we pass the next GWR at ST GEORGES in Balbriggan. From Balbriggan again the route heads north to Julianstown, and then on to the 2nd control in Drogheda (about 82k) and Castlebellingham. Then it’s south to Collon and onto the last control at SLANE. From Slane its down the hill (dangerous descent) heading over to Beauparc. From Beauparc the route heads south back to Whitehall via Cusackstown, Ratoath, Kilbride, Finglas (passing the last site at St Canices Church, Finglas) and finally back to the Finish.
Ride with GPS Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6540497
Cycling Ireland Licence required, One-day Licence available on the day for €2.00
DISTANCE 209 KMS
ADEQUATE LIGHTING (INCLUDING BACK UP LIGHTING) FOR DARK UNLIT VARIABLE ROAD SURFACES IS A MUST – NO LIGHTS NO RIDE ******
LIGHTING SYSTEMS SUITED FOR CITY RIDING ARE NOT SUITABLE !
The Weather is likely to be cold !
PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR WINTER RIDING, PARTICULARLY AT NIGHT TIME, AND WEAR HI-VIZ CLOTHING !
Entry by official entry form only. ****No online entries.****