Down 200 Permanent

Organiser: Adrian Beare


Mobile: 077 252 305 02

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

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

Route Notes…..

This is a tough but rewarding route with a focus on avoiding the busier roads and towns, steering more towards the scenery and the history that County Down has to offer. 

Starting in Maghera (car park available), the route is fairly flat for the first 100k, taking in some Ancient sites (Slidderyford Dolmen, Dundrum Castle, Struell Wells, Ballynoe, Annadorn Dolmen) and coastal villages (Ardglass, Strangford). 

The next 70k is undulating as it takes you west through small villages and the coastal towns of Warrenpoint and Rostrevor before the main climbing of the day and then a final decent back to the start.

There are quite a few options for different starting points if Maghera doesn’t suit (eg Warrenpoint, Loughinisland (Brennan’s petrol station), Strangford).

The usual proof of passage is required, Photo at Controls, and GPS Track. Controls are:

Dundrum Castle


Struell Wells

Burren Dolmen


Shops available at Dundrum, Killough, Ardglass, Strangford, Loughinisland, Leitrim, Warrenpoint and Rostrevor.

Ride with GPS Map:

Read this page for more details on riding Permanents.

See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland