Titanic Torr Details

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Here are the details anyway in case:

All,

Thanks for registering for Titanic Torr 2017.  There are 37 riders registered.

Richard Guthrie is out today riding the route today so will give last minute feedback in the morning.

A few notes for the day.

THIS IS A FULLY SELF SUPPORTED EVENT

  • Make sure you and your bike are well prepared for the conditions.  Hopefully we won’t get last year’s snow but check the weather and times of darkness.
  • due to logistical reasons I am unable to supply sarnies or moral support at Hunters this year – sorry.
  • If you can’t finish txt and let me know +447966255887. But don’t expect me to come and get you!

START /SIGN ON / FINISH:

Main entrance to Stormont estate, opposite Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.5941619,-5.8400886,18z

Parking at gate or opposite in car park.

Sign on starts at 7:30.

When you finish – post your completed brevet card, receipts etc. into my car through open window. 

If I am there I should have medals for those ordered – if not you’ll get them in the post (some weeks) later.

IF YOU OWE ME MONEY – PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE.

CLOSES AT 7:50 PLEASE BE PROMPT.

Due to the high number of riders – I will be starting in 2 groups separated by a couple of minutes.  This is to get everyone through Belfast.  Group allocations are at the bottom of this email – if you want to be with your mates just jump in with them – so long as no group is too big!

SAFETY

Please look out for each other – signal holes etc. and always join/overtake on the right.  THIS IS NOT A RACE!

It gets dark about 8:30pm, cut off time is 9:30pm so you might want to bring some lights. 

Remember, this is a self-supported event.

If you drop out please text me on +447966255887 so I’m not waiting for you at the finish.

ROUTE:

Route is the same as last year.

Apart from where noted below or unforeseen events – ACP rules state you should follow the route and, if you leave it, re-join where you left.

You are free to use any route from Straid (180km) back to Stormont e.g. Loughshore cycle path, Comber Greenway etc.  I have routed in same way as out.

The loop around the back of Odyssey to cross the Titanic Launch slipway is optional.

There are currently road works/road closed signs from the coast up to Ballynure on the return leg.  I’ve been up this route the last two Sundays and the road is open with a nice shiny new surface but has sticking out ironworks and some ramps.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4326968

I will provide printed route sheet on the day.  Attached is excel for those who like to play.

TCX  – http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4326968.tcx

GPX – http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4326968.gpx?sub_format=track

Routesheets will be available at sign on.

Roads are generally fair to good.  Please watch for surface gravel on Torr Head.

You will need to obtain proof of passage (Receipt or signature of Audax Ireland Committee member) at controls.

CONTROLS

200km BREVET

Checkpoint       Date  Time

==========       ====  ====

Belfast

    0km   start: 08/04 08:00

          close: 08/04 09:00

Carnlough

   65km    open: 08/04 09:55

          close: 08/04 12:20

Hunters

  106km    open: 08/04 11:07

          close: 08/04 15:04

Ballynure

  177km    open: 08/04 13:12

          close: 08/04 19:48

Belfast

  210km    open: 08/04 13:53

          close: 08/04 21:30

FOOD

Good availability of shops along the way/at controls. Mary McBrides pub in Cushendun does great seafood chowder.  Also soup and a sandwich if you ask for it.  I believe the Café on the left just past hunters (towards B’Castle) is good – but I’ve no experience myself.

See you Saturday,

Stuart.

Stuart McLean

Mobile:  +44 (0) 7966255887

Email:   stuartm@stiona.com

GROUPS

Group 1:

Kevin     QUINN

Chris     BLOOMER

David    LAWLESS

Dean     BRADLEY

Stephen              SWEENEY

Paddy   O’CONNOR

Paul      Phillips

Brian     Fitzpatrick

Brian     Weadick

Kevin     DOYLE

Jonathon            VERRY

John      HIGGINS

WILLIAM            DICKEY

Andrew              Beattie

Andrew              JESS

Adrian Finnegan

Brian     MCCOOL

Group 2:

Anthony             WALSH

Brian     GREENE

Andrew EVANS

John      FINNEGAN

Seamus O’DOWD

Ryan     BEAGAN

Andreas              VOIGT

Fergus   CRADDOCK

Joe        Fitzpatrick

John      Mc Elroy

Mark     KETTLE

Daniel   O’SULLIVAN

Richard GUTHRIE

Darran  LAGAN

Martin  SAMM

Peter     HARTY

Martin O BRIEN

Paul      BURCHMORE

Mark     PALMER

Eddie    Molloy

Stuart McLean

Thanks,

Stuart

Titanic Torr 2017

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I’m now taking entries for Titanic Torr 2017.

8th April 2017 8am, Stormont Estate, main entrance on Newtownards Road opposite Stormont hotel.

For 2017 route remains unchanged– the route over Torr is from Cushendun towards Ballycastle.

Route – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/4326968

Full details – http://www.audaxireland.org/events-calendar/gazetteer/200km-events/titanic-torr/

Closing Date: 3rd April 2017.

YOU CAN NOT ENTER ON THE DAY, although you may pay on the day if already entered.

Entry form – Audax Entry Form-New.

OR email me (stuartm@stiona.com) with the following details.

Name

Address

Phone

Email

Club

CI License

Next of kin/emergency contact name/phone

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