1.5 Loughs winter permanent.

As I’m going a bit soft in my old age I’m introducing a winter permanent.  This will be available as a permanent only through the dark nights from November to April (but not during BST).
Draft route is here – https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24759077 – I will be testing / refining over the coming month in time for the frost.
Routesheet – available on request.
Belfast Zoo – Photo is fine.
Antrim (20K) – photo
Oxford Island (61k) – photo
Portaferry – ferry ticket (125k)
Millisle – photo (164k).
From Millisle to the Zoo you can free route – after a few attempts at the coast route I’ve given up – the bit between Bangor and Hollywood seems to involve a shitty road or a hilly shitty road.
So – the gps route now goes out to ‘Ards and in to Belfast along the Greenway – which is OK if there’s only one of you and its not busy.  Newtownards road is a good alternative with bus / cycle lanes.  Just get back onto the Antrim road and out to the Zoo.
As with all my permenants – I’m pretty liberal with my start finish points and open to other route change suggestions.

Entry Fee: €5 by PayPal to paypal@audaxireland.org or by post, payable to Audax Ireland, to:
Andreas Voigt, 12 Brookville Park, Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5, D05 F6T2.

Please remember to say which event and which rider you are paying for.

Cycling Ireland Licence required, Permanents cannot be ridden on a 1-day Licence.

See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland