Date: Sunday 15th March 2020
Difficulty/Climbing (from * to *****) ***
Organiser: David Finnigan
Organising Club: Audax Ireland
E-Mail Address: email@example.com
Mobile: 087 7702703
Contact Address: 30 Broadmeadow Green, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
How to Enter – EVENTMASTER !!
Closing Date: Sunday 1st March 2020. No entries on the day.
Entry Fee: €5 on Eventmaster, plus 7% fees.
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each
Click below to go to the Eventmaster Online Entry website
There are 4 different “Tickets” available:
Standard Entry plus Medal
Standard Entry plus 1-day Licence (shows as NON Cycling Ireland Member)
Standard Entry plus 1-day Licence plus Medal
CI license required. A one-day License is available on Eventmaster, or at start for €5.00 if required
Entry Fee: €5
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal: €7
1-day Licence, if required: €5
Closing Date for Entries: 1st March 2020
Start Location: Ashbourne Retail Park, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Start Time: 8.00am
Parking: Plenty of parking spaces available.
The route starts in Ashbourne Retail Park, which is just outside the town on the north side. We come south through the town and onto 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 51km, the first control. There’s a shop just as you turn left at Donore. And then over to Slane, Drumconrath and the halfway point Kingscourt.
The 2nd Control will be at Bailieborough at 111kms. From here we head back south through Mullagh, Moynalty, Kells, Athboy and onto the 3rd Control at Trim at 160km.
There’s a big garage with Supermacs and Papa John’s when you turn left onto the R161.
For the last section you turn off for Bective and go through Kilmessan and then onto the Hill of Tara itself. There’s a great little cafe at the top if anybody wants a coffee, which closes at 6pm. It can be very busy there with cars, buses and people, so please be careful. After your coffee break, you continue about 1km to Rathmaeve, where you turn left and go straight across the N3 and over the M3 towards Skryne. You then head towards Kentstown through the back roads, and finally you come through Rathfeigh, Curragha and back onto the N2 to the finish in Ashbourne.
Make sure you get receipts at all the controls, as proof of passage.
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
Mandatory: Cycling Ireland Licence, Helmet and good lights.
Ride with GPS Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26428766 (updated 10th January 2018)
- 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/4 Aquaducts 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 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