Carlow Covid 200 Permanent

Organiser: T.J. Nolan


Mobile: 087 8160961

Entry Fee: €5 by PayPal to and Cycling Ireland Licence required, no One-days allowed.

Ride with GPS Map:

Please complete the Permanent Entry Form and send it to the above e-mail address in advance of your ride.

Route Notes: Carlow Covid 200 devised for County Carlow riders who wish to ride an Audax 200 permanent and stay within the County Carlow border. By no means a flat route, starting in the small village of Fenagh the route heads for Bagenalstown and down through Borris and on for Ballymurphy. From here the elevation starts to increase as you head on for spearpoint where you take a sharp left leading up to Tomduff cross. At the cross you turn right and take in a nice steady climb to the nine stones at the top of Mt. Leinster where you can take in some beautiful scenery. From here rolling down into Bunclody for your first stop then on to Kildavin, Clonegal, Ardattin & Tullow and onto Carlow as the roads start to level out. After leaving Carlow the route heads for Milford Cross where it takes a turn for Ballinabranna and up over the ridge of Old Leighlin where some of the best scenery overlooking Carlow can be viewed before decending down into Old Leighlin to take on the last real climb of the day. The route then drops down to the Royal Oak and swings into Bagenalstown and out to Newtown and back to Fenagh where you can enjoy a coffee in “The Hunters Rest”.

Start/Finish: Fenagh car park opposite “The Hunters Rest” pub or anywhere else along the route if ridden as a permanent.

The usual proof of passage is required, Photo or Receipt at Controls, or GPS Track. Controls (and stops for re-fuelling) are: Bunclody 70km, Tullow 105km and Carlow 158.5km

Read this page for more details on riding Permanents.

See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland