Garristown 200 Permanent

Organiser: Ed Sweetman


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

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Climbing: **



Route Description:

The ride starts at St. Marys school in Garristown (good for selfie at the school sign). There is ample parking available on the Main street at Gormleys bar and a good shop/deli at Goughs stores in the village. The route heads south through Ballymadun, then turns back to Oldtown, on to Kilsallaghan and passes the back of the airport.

It heads through St. Margarets, Rolestown and on to Balheary church (1st control at 49.3km). It then heads towards the coast via Lusk to Rush, then (small hills) Skerries and on to Balbriggan (home town of Harry Reynolds, Irelands first world champion cyclist) (2nd control at Centra, good deli and shop with benches outside)

Then heading North via Gormanston, Laytown (via pedestrian bridge over river), Bettystown and then Drogheda. From here via Baltray to Termonfeckin (3rd control at Maddens Centra with deli 116.4km). North along the coast to Clogherhead (public toilets at the beach) onto Annagassan and then Castlebellingham (4th control Castle entrance for selfie 140km) Then south to Dunleer (shops and services) and out via a short climb towards Togher. Turn through Togher and head for Sandpit (5th control at XL, good foodstop 162km). back to Drogheda, south to Julianstown and head west to Duleek. From Duleek the route turns southwest via Ardcath (short tough climb about 1km) and south to Garristown (last climb into the village at 199km). back to school for the finish and a selfie.

The route is not too bad for hills. Skerries, Dunleer, Ardcath and Garristown return are about the worst. Id say 2 stars out of 5 (1 star being a pancake flat route).

Read this page for more details on riding Permanents.

See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland