North to the South 400

Date: Saturday, 20th May 2017

Difficulty: ****

With about 4000 m of climbing this should not be the toughest of 400’s, but close observers of the profile may notice a couple of sharp climbs, including the “Gap of Mamore” from the old Audax Ireland banner.

Note – route reversed in 2016 due to lack of ferry – and no longer has a ferry crossing!

  • Start moved from Boucher Road to Mallusk (North Belfast). Opposite Maxol garage, Mallusk Road, Newtownabbey, Belfast. (Garage will not be open at 6. There are 1/2 parking spots opposite and more around).
  • Outward route over Sperrins  – so we’ll be able to see views and road (or lack thereof).
  • Straighter (hopefully easier to navigate) route from Park to Derry.
  • Reversed route round Inishown – so taking Mamore from the easy side.
  • Scenic route from Derry to Buncrana to avoid the main road
  • Return route through Derry over peace bridge.
  • 24 hour McDonalds Coleraine at 325km.
  • Gentle route back to Belfast following Bann cycle route

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Organiser: Stuart McLean

E-Mail: stuartm@stiona.com

Phone: 0044 7966255887

Address: 20 Ben Madigan Park South, Belfast, BT36 7PX

Entry Fee €5 / £5
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €5 / £5
1-day Licence if required €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, 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: 12th May 2017

Start Location: Opposite Maxol Garage, Mallusk Road, Mallusk.

Download Entry Form: New Entry Forms

Start Time: 6.00am

Facilities: Parking at start.

This is an unsupported event.

Route Description:

Draft route is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13050303 but will be subject to change.

From Belfast we head North East over the Sperrins to the Maiden City.

Having left “The North” into “The South”, we carry on heading North, following the North Atlantic to the top of Ireland – Malin Head.

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From Malin, cross the top of Inishowen and down the side of Lough Foyle back to Derry~Londonderry then on to Coleraine and back along the Bann to Belfast.

Related Pages

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  • Innisfree 400/300
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  • North to the South 400
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  • Trench Eyre 400
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