Sligo 200

Event Date: 11th August 2024

Start time: 08:00am

Closing Date for entries: Tuesday 6th August 2024

Organising Club: Audax Ireland

Organiser: Seamus O’Dowd

E-Mail: seamusodowd10@gmail.com

Mobile: 085 1740747

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

All entries must be made on Eventmaster only.  Cycling Ireland Licence is mandatory.  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 Entry Link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/e0E9CrKF8x

Entry fee: €5 plus Eventmaster Fees

Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each

RidewithGPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34344771

Start Location: Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

Parking/Facilities: tbc

Route Description:

This route within Co Sligo starting from Tubbercurry passes some of the lakes and hills of Sligo and covers parts of The Sligo Way and EV1. (99.9% tar roads).

From Tubbercurry Lough Talt is first up at 15km, then on through the Ox Mountains to Lough Easky at 25km and the Ladies Brea. On the way to Coolaney at 58km you pass the National MTB Park. Strandhill at 83km might be the last place to refuel for a while so have a good look up at Knockrea, Queen Maeve might be watching down on you.  On towards Geevagh and there are fine views of Lough Arrow from Highwood at 122km. The Caves of Kesh Hill at 143km have some history but a visit will be for another day. On to Ballinafad and another view of Lough Arrow before heading to Ballymote. Last is the Hill of Knocknashee, (Hill of the Fairies) If you feel like singing here are the words.      http://www.countysongs.ie/song/hill-of-knocknashee

Controls

Lough Talt Church 16km

Ladies Brae 45.2km

Coolaney Shop 58km

Knocknarea, Strandhill  Shop 83km

Highwood Church 122km View of Lough Arrow

Caves of Kesh  143km

Ballinafad Castle (Ruin) 154km

Ballymote 174km Shop

Knocknashee  Hill 188.5km

Finish Tubbercurry.


See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland