Faceless Monk 200

Date: Saturday 11th November 2023

Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****)   **

Organiser: Ronald Moore

NEW PHONE NO: 089 6172661

NEW E-MAIL  : altabanthegr8@gmail.com

Address: Ronald Moore, 54 Elm Mount Road, Beaumont, Dublin D09 T9C5

Entry Fee: €5 on Eventmaster, plus fees

Optional Medal ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €7

Cycling Ireland Annual Licence required, One-day Licence available for €20.00 if needed, this will be charged automatically on Eventmaster if you do not have a valid Annual Cycling Ireland Licence.

Entry on Eventmaster: https://eventmaster.ie/event/kkvjCK2TA2

Closing Date: 7th November, or when entry limit filled.  20 places only.

Ride with GPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/44771953

MAP UPDATED 9th NOV 2023, due to roadworks


TIME : 7.00AM

This is a self-supporting event ***

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: North via St Margarets, Lispopple, Ballyboughal, Clonmethan, Duleek, Ardee.  Heading southwest from Ardee via Lobinstown, Castletown, Corrtown, Jamestown Bog.  Head west back home to Whitehall by way of Kilmessan, Skreen, Ballymadun, Glebe Road, St.Margerets. Boot Inn,  Finish in Whitehall at 210k


Helmet  and lights are compulsory.  Ensure your lights are good for a 200k event**

High viz clothing is advisable, come prepared for a winter spin**

There is gravel/bog road section approx 2km long around Jamestown Bog at 133.8km.  A small amount of walking and navigation of stiles is required to access some of the info controls, don’t forget to bring a pen for info controls**

CONTROLS are reversed for 2023: Kilmessan 50.5km; Ardee 105.6km; Duleek 154.8km, Whitehall Finish

You must obtain a timed proof of passage at all of these controls and return with your brevet card.

INFO Controls for 2023: 54.8km Bective Abbey; 86.4km Castletown Kilpatrick Church; 108.6km Jumping Church; 102.3km Monasterboice; 129.1km Old Melifont.

The track to CASTLETOWN KILPATRICK CHURCH is uneven and and soft in parts, about 600m long.

To get to the Faceless Monk go around to the left of the front of Bective Abbey and in the first entrance on the right. His effigy  is carved on the inside edge of the 3rd arch on the left.

On the routesheet there are a series of questions about each of these  info controls. Answers must be filled in on your brevet card in the allotted  space.

Final control at Whitehall closes at 20.20.

This is a gently undulating route. Mainly on 2nd and 3rd class roads.

Lights and helmets are mandatory, and should be adequate to light your way on a dark country road.   You cannot start without them.

You will be travelling some narrow twisty roads which can be treacherously greasy on the bends and in some parts have poor road surfaces.  Those using narrow, semi-slick high pressure tyres  take note.

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6 thoughts on “Faceless Monk 200”

  1. I have been informed by a friend that the Faceless Monk is full. I didn’t realise there was a limit for rider numbers on this event?? Can someone clarify this so I can arrange a permanent with a few more riders for elsewhere. Thanks Dan.

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