Midlands Meander 200

Date: 22nd April 2017

Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****)    ***

Riders Briefing Notes: Midlands Meander 200-Briefing 2017

Organiser: Conor Isdell

E-Mail: conori007@gmail.com

Address: Pinelands, Ballinafid, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath

Entry Fee €6
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €5
1-day Licence €5

Payment Details:

Please include Entry Fee, Medal Fee (Optional) and 1-day Licence Fee, if required.

By PayPal to paypal@audaxireland.org

Or by cheque/PO/post (payable to Audax Ireland) to:
Andreas Voigt
12 Brookville Park
Malahide Road
Artane
Dublin 5
D05 F6T2

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

Time: 8.00am

Download Standard Entry Form here: New Entry Forms

Facilities: Water at two Control Points

Toilet facilities available in nearby pubs after the event

Route Description:

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.

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