Killeshin 200

Organiser: Seamus O’Leary

Event Date: 4th September 2021

E-Mail: seamusoleary9@gmail.com

Mobile: please use e-mail

Address:

Entry will be on Eventmaster only:

https://eventmaster.ie/event/O5xJfpmH0Z

Entry fee €5

Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each

Closing date for entries: 28th August 2021

Start time 8.00 am.  7.30 for Registration.

RidewithGPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32017847

Start Location: Killeshin Community Centre, Killeshin, Co. Laois

Facilities/Parking: Parking available at and/or nearby community centre.

Helmets and Cycling Ireland Licence are mandatory. One-day Licence is available if required, cost €5, and will be charged on Eventmaster if you do not provide a valid current Cycling Ireland Licence Number.

Route Description:

Start/Finish: Killeshin Community Centre (just outside Carlow town)

Controls (and stops for re-fuelling) as follows: Killeshin; Graignamanagh (59km); Bunclody (103km); and Crookstown (165km).

The route follows the Carlow county boundary, taking in surrounding counties and some of Carlow’s best scenery.  Starting in Killeshin village with a steady climb to the top of Rossmore Hill for good views across Carlow, the route then descends quickly to cross the River Barrow.  The second climb of the route comes before Graignamanagh, Co Kilkenny leading to great views of the entire Blackstairs Mountain range.  Rolling hills along the Carlow boundaries with Wexford and Wicklow are broken up with views of Mount Leinster, the Slaney River and Lugnaquilla.  With nearly 1,800m climbed after 150km, the last section through Kildare and Laois is relatively flat.


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