Titanic Torr 200

Date: 28th March 2020

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

Organiser: Stuart McLean

E-Mail: stuartm@stiona.com

Phone: +44 7966255887

Address: 20 Ben Madigan Park South, Belfast, BT36 7PX

Entry is on Eventmaster: EVENTMASTER-Titanic Torr 200

Closing Date: 21st March 2020

NEW START LOCATION: Airport road west.  Overflow car park PAST B&Q.

New Start Location !

Parking available.

Start Time: 8.00am

Download Standard Entry Form here: New Entry Forms

Route Description:

Draft route is here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29275424 but is subject to change.

For those who missed out on the Antrim 300, this offers a shorter route to the infamous Torr Head.  For those who did the Antrim 300, this offers a chance to go the other way.   Update – for 2016 we’ll be going the same way.

Expect plenty of scenery.

Belfast's big yellow cranes
Samson  and Goliath

From the Gates of Stormont we will pass through Belfast passing Samson and Goliath, which span the largest dock in the world, and the site of the construction of of RMS Titanic, in the heart of Titanic Quarter.

Mt Slemish
Slemish

From there we leave Belfast behind and take in the views of Slemish Mountain, the legendary first known Irish home of Saint Patrick, on the way to the North Coast which we join at Glenarm.

We follow the coast to Cushendall where we leave her briefly to see if we can find Loughareema – the vanishing lake.

We then head back to the coast over Torr Head, but for those who remember this from the Antrim 300, don’t worry, we’re going the other way.

We then follow the coast again, leaving it to bypass Larne before arriving back in Belfast.


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