Date: Saturday 4th June 2016
Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****) **
Closing Date for Entries: 20th May 2016
Start: Whitehall Church Car Park, 6.00am
Organisers: Paul Newman & Aidan Caulfield
Address: 4 Iona Road, Glasnevin, Dubin 9
Phone: 087 6347135 (Aidan)
Entry Fee: €5, plus €5 each for optional ACP and/or Audax Ireland Medals if required.
Please include Entry Fee, Medal Fee (Optional) and 1-day Licence Fee, if required.
By PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.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 !
Please ensure that you have High Viz clothing, good Lights, and back-up Lights in case of problems. Briefing and Safety Check at 5:50am.
If you haven’t already done so, it is a good idea to have an ICE (In Case of Emergency) Contact in your phone.
Route: Starting from Whitehall Church car park at 6am, passing thru Phoenix Park, Lucan, Celbridge, Prosperous, Kilmeague, Kildare Town, Nurney and probably control at Athy. Heading towards Abbeyleix, Rathdowney, Templemore, Borrisoleigh into the Silvermines to the most southerly point Dolla (Control), then up to Nenagh, Portumna, Ballinasloe, Roscommon town, Carrick-on-Shannon at 366k. Riders should make their own rest arrangements, there is a Hostel, 2 hotels and numerous B & B’s in Carrick which may be a good stopping point. Some people will prefer to keep moving and there are also B & B’s in Mohill and Ballinamore further on. We then head for Ballyconnell, Bally bay, Shercock and Kells, controlling at Athboy, heading east towards Kilmessan, Dunshaughlin and Ratoath, where there are loads of shops to get you thru the last leg to the Finish.
Total climbing is approximately 3800m, and the route is easily navigable. We will be on some main roads, but on Saturday and Sunday, traffic should be light. I have cycled this route midweek and it wasn’t bad. There is little climbing, the road to Dolla from Borrisoleigh is a nice middle ring climb, good surface and great views, so worth the effort !
Full Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7621242
Split Map-Part 1: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8061786
Split Map-Part 2: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8046413
Controls: Athy 80km; Silvermines 183km; Glenamaddy 307km; Carrick-on-Shannon 366km; Ballybay 468km; Kilmessan 563km.
Regards, Paul and Aidan
Entry Form Audax Entry Form-Standard