Date: 22nd April 2017
Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****) ***
Riders Briefing Notes: Midlands Meander 200-Briefing 2017
Organiser: Conor Isdell
Address: Pinelands, Ballinafid, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath
Entry Fee €6
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €5
1-day Licence €5
Please include Entry Fee, Medal Fee (Optional) and 1-day Licence Fee, if required.
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Or by cheque/PO/post (payable to Audax Ireland) to Andreas Voigt, 68 Dunluce Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3.
If paying by PayPal, please ensure you pay any charges yourself, and the club receives the full entry fee. Whether by post or PayPal, please make sure to include your name, and which event you are entering with your payment !
Closing Date: 14th April 2017
Start: Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath
Download Standard Entry Form here: New Entry Forms
Facilities: Water at two Control Points
Toilet facilities available in nearby pubs after the event
Welcome to the Midland Meander 200km. The ride is set in the lake country of Ireland starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Multyfarnham (overall Tidy Towns Winner in 1977) less than 10km from Mullingar, just off the N4 and less than an hour from Dublin. The route takes us on lovely back roads through Castlepollard and on towards Oldcastle via Lough Crew (short and sharp). Then on up into Cavan where there will be a control in Ballinagh (75.6km) before squeezing in between the numerous lakes at Lough Gowna, over Corn Hill and then on to the second Control at Carrickboy (134.3km). After that, it’s over to Abbeyshrule then on to Ballymore and home via Frewin Hill with a nice little final 3km downhill into Multyfarnham. There are two great little pubs there to get re-hydrated in and one with award winning food ! The route is fairly flat by Audax standards although us midlanders would consider it hilly enough. There are no long climbs on the route but some fabulous expansive views. With a good contingent expected from the local club, Lakeside Wheelers, you should rarely be on your own, so come on down and join us for a day of relaxed cycling in lovely countryside. Water will be provided at Controls, but otherwise this is a self-catering event, and riders should bring or buy their own food.
Map (no change for 2017): Midlands Meander Map-2015
Cycling Ireland Licence required, One-day Licence available on the day for €5.00 if required.