Mick Byrne 200

Date: Saturday 13th July 2024

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 €20 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/LkEWSp3H76

Closing Date for Entries: 9th July 2024, subject to limit of 50 riders !

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

Event Info: 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 will be added to a WhatsApp group, and photo proof of passage at intermediate controls and finish can be posted live to the WhatsApp group.  If anyone does not want to be in the WhatsApp group they can opt out, and send receipts (by post) and GPS data (by email) promptly, to avoid holding up the event administration.  Brevet Cards can be retained by riders, and Homologation Numbers will be provided later by e-mail.

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/43628739

Route may be subject to changes after final route check.

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