Mick Byrne 200

Date: Saturday 15th July 2023

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

Organiser: David Murphy/Sorrento CC

E-Mail: newtownbabe@icloud.com

Address: 119 Silchester Park, Glenageary, Co Dublin A96 E2T3

All entries must be made on Eventmaster only.  Cycling Ireland Licence is required.  One-day Licence is available for €10 if required, this will be charged automatically on Eventmaster if you do not provide a valid current Cycling Ireland Licence Number.

Eventmaster Link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/RdqruL5h76

Closing Date for Entries: 11th July 2023, subject to limit of 50 riders !

Start Time: 8.00am, Sign-on from 7:15am

Event Info: The 2023 start/finish – at Eircode A96 X795 – is outside Hyde Park, (the Cuala GAA/Dalkey United grounds), Hyde Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin.

Facilities: Limited parking available at start/finish, Dalkey DART station is 0.8km away.  Entrants’ mobile phone numbers can be added to an optional WhatsApp group, and photo proof of passage at intermediate controls and finish can be posted live to the WhatsApp group if riders wish to do so.  Otherwise photos can be uploaded after the event, or sent by e-mail.  If anyone does not wish to do any of these, they can still send in the receipts etc by post, but this must be done promptly to avoid holding up the event administration.  A drop location for receipts and brevet card will be provided at the Finish.

Route: A challenging 200km route, graded 5/5 for difficulty and climbing! Not recommended for Audax beginners, this route rewards riders who keep well within their pace limits, who plan well for eating and rehydrating, and have some luggage space for extra clothing, tools, tubes & pump.  Be prepared to make full use of the allocated 13 hours 30 minutes. Riding a little slower at a steady pace – while keeping breaks short – can be the key to a successful and satisfying completion. Entrants will be provided with a route sheet by e-mail in advance, and at sign-on. The route sheet is the primary source of navigation information; electronic navigation is widely used as a secondary aid, but if in doubt, refer to the route sheet.

Food and drinks for self-supply along the route, without any detour, available in Woodenbridge at 79km, Aughrim at 104km, Laragh at 143km, and Enniskerry at 181km.

Route Map Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40004268

Route may be subject to changes after final route check in early September.

Entries are limited to 50 riders, so early entry is advised !

If riding this route as a Permanent ride on a date of your choice, you can contact David to make arrangements at: newtownbabe@icloud.com

See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland