12th October 2019
Entries Open:Friday 6th September 2019
Entries Close: Friday 4th October 2019 (or earlier if field limit is reached)
Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****) ****
Organiser: Mike Law
Address: 11, The Crescent, Rockfield, Church Road, Blackrock, Cork T12 N4A8
Download Entry Form here: New Entry Form
Entry Fee €6
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €7
1-day Licence if required €5
Please include Entry Fee, Medal Fee (Optional) and 1-day Licence Fee, if required.
By PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by cheque/PO/post (payable to Audax Ireland) to:
12 Brookville Park
Whether by post or PayPal, please make sure to include your name, and which event you are entering with your payment !
Start Point: West End, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Start Time: 8am
Facilities: Parking and supermarket at the start.
Entry Limit: 30 riders
The Pink Elephant 200 route will take in some of the more remote sections of West Cork but retains the coastal run from Clonakilty up past the eponymous “Pink Elephant” Restaurant, before turning North and heading for home.
The route is slightly over the 200km mark and has over 2200m of climbing. This event is difficult and riders should be prepared accordingly.
Road surfaces are generally good,though there are some poorer sections – particularly between the 50 and 77km mark. The roads in this section are also quite narrow.
There are very few options for food or water between Ballyvourney (45km) and Kealkill (90km) so riders should take advantage of the control stop in Ballyvourney to top-up.
Given the time of year, and the fact that there are a number of long climbs, lights will be mandatory.
July 2018: Ongoing flood protection works in the Clonakilty area will entail road closures, particularly on the L4015 from Clonakilty (150.5km) to Ring (153.5 km). It will not be possible to maintain an up-to-date route map to account for these closures for anyone riding the route as a Permanent – it will be up to the rider to detour accordingly.
This event is available as a Permanent.
Please note that a Cycling Ireland / IVCA annual licence will be required to take part in a Permanent. Day licences will not be available. Payment details for a Permanent are as per the event itself – see above
- 1.5 Loughs winter permanent.
- Adrian Nealon 200 (& 100)
- Angel of Mons 200
- Ardattin 200
- Around Down 200
- Audare 200
- Banner 200
- Big Fella 200 (Permanent)
- Birr 200
- Blackwater 200 (Permanent)
- Coastal Classique 200 Permanent
- Crumbling Rocks 200 Permanent
- Dark Hedges 200
- Dawn Raid 200
- Dying Cow 200
- Dying Light 200
- East Wicklow 200 (Permanent only)
- EWC 200
- Excelsior 200 Permanent
- Faceless Monk 200
- Fermanagh 200
- Forgotten Roads 200
- Fratres Cruciferi/4 Towers 200
- Gheimhridh 200 (Winter 200)
- Gimme Shelter 200
- Inner Ring 200
- Kingsmountain 200
- Long Heron/5 Aqueducts 200
- Mayo 200
- Mayo Western Lakes 200/100 MTB
- Mayo XTRM 200
- Mick Byrne 200
- Midlands Meander 200
- Midleton 200
- North Leinster Riviera 200 Permanent
- Nutcracker 200
- Orwell Dublin-Meath-Kildare 200
- Pink Elephant 200
- Rock Savage 200
- Tara 200
- Temporary Fever Hospital 200
- The Cheeky 200 Permanent
- Titanic Torr 200
- Tubbercurry Offroad 200
- Vanishing Battalion 200
- Waterside 200 (Permanent only)
- West Wicklow 200 Permanent
- Wolfe Tone West Cork 200
- Wolftrap 200
- Yola 200