Tara 200

Date: 10th March 2019

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

Organiser: David Finnigan

Organising Club: Audax Ireland

E-Mail Address: davidfinnigan18@gmail.com

Mobile: 087 7702703

Contact Address: 30 Broadmeadow Green, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Entry Forms may be printed and posted, or scanned and e-mailed to above postal or e-mail addresses as appropriate.

Download Entry Form here: New Entry Forms

Payment Details:

Please include Entry Fee, Medal Fee (Optional) and 1-day Licence Fee if required.

Pay by PayPal to paypal@audaxireland.org

or by cheque/postal order (payable to Audax Ireland) to
Andreas Voigt
12 Brookville Park
Malahide Road
Dublin 5
D05 F6T2

IMPORTANT !!  Please be sure to include who, and what event, you are paying for !

Entry Fee: €10
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal: €5
1-day Licence, if required: €5

Closing Date for Entries: 1st March 2019

Start Location: Ashbourne Retail Park, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Start Time: 8.00am

Parking: Plenty of parking spaces available.

There will be 3 Controls, 2 of which will provide food and drinks.

Route Description (due to be changed.  Map below has been updated)

The route starts in Ashbourne Retail Park, which is just outside the town on the north side.  We come south through the town and on to back roads, then back up north to Garristown, the Naul and Bellewstown.  There are a few small but sharp climbs up to this point.

From Bellewstown we go to Duleek and Donore at 51kms (1st Control, Food and Drink provided), and then over to Slane, Wilkinstown, Nobber and the halfway point at Kingscourt.

The 2nd Control will be at Bailieborough at 111kms.  From here we head back south through Mullagh, Moynalty, Kells, Athboy and on to the 3rd Control at Trim, where Food and Drink will be provided.

For the last section you turn off for Bective and go through Kilmessan, and then on to the Hill of Tara itself.  There’s a great little café at the top if anybody wants a coffee, which closes at 6pm.  After your coffee break, you head to Skryne, Ratoath and back to Ashbourne via the back roads.

The steepest gradient is 10.3%

The Tara 200 can also be ridden as a Permanent route, on a date of your choice.  Details here: Permanents

Places to stay:

Mandatory: Cycling Ireland Licence, Helmet and good lights.

Ride with GPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26428766 (updated 10th January 2018)

See also

Long-distance cycling in Ireland