SATURDAY ROUTE = https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42178785
ROUTESHEET – LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ONE – As I don’t have one yet! It’s a simple route – follow the coast road Carickfergus, Larne, Glenarm Cushendall and then rejoin original route.
The weather situation for Saturday has improved somewhat with dry (but very cold) weather in the morning and some light rain coming in in the afternoon.
However Friday night and Saturday morning will be very cold with temperatures well below 0 overnight.
With that in mind THE ROUTE WILL NOW GO SHORE ROAD OUT ALONG THE COAST.
I will be checking Llayd / Torr while your on your way there and will divert you if necessary – but I don’t anticipate any issues (sorry).
Also note – return route has been modified to avoid Irish hill road above straid. This can slush up a bit in the evening. Control is now Ballyclare instead of the usual Ballynure.
Control points are now adjusted and are below.
Start – B& Q car park –far end (turn left in car park and go to end). I checked last Saturday it was empty and there are no “don’t park here all day” signs. Used for the last few years
Finish Protocol – PLEASE KEEP YOUR BREVET CARDS – this year we have online homogolation and I will be emailing you your homogolation numbers to write on the cards – you can use these for PBP registration if your so inclined.
I may be around at the finish – but I may be busy checking routes etc.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED – by text / email / whatsapp group . DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND A BIKIE /SELFIE.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU DROP OUT.
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.
- If you can’t finish txt and let me know +447966255887 / email / what’s app. But don’t expect me to come and get you!
START /SIGN ON / FINISH:
Sign on starts at 7:15 and CLOSE at 7:50!
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 6:30pm, cut off time is 9:30pm 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.
You are free to use any route from Ballyclare back to Car park e.g. Loughshore cycle path.
I will NOT provide printed route sheet on the day.
Roads are generally fair to good – NOTE ABOVE WARNING
You will need to obtain proof of passage at controls – either a receipt or selfie / bikey emailed to me or posted on the whatsapp group will do.
PLEASE INCLUDER YOUR NAME.
Checkpoint Date Time
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0km start: 07/04 08:00
close: 07/04 09:00
64km open: 07/04 09:55
close: 07/04 12:20
TORR – 98.3 – Selfie/Bikey somewhere e.g sign.
185km open: 07/04 13:12
close: 07/04 19:48
211km open: 07/04 13:53
close: 07/04 21:30
Good availability of shops along the way/at controls except TORR .
Glenarm on coast, Carnlough behind spar, Cushendall – car park on Left (way out) , Cushendun / just before turn off to Torr, Ballyclare
See you Saturday,