This 300km Audax event takes place on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
Ken Moloney & Colin Coffey – Orwell Wheelers CC
A beginner friendly route aimed at first-time Audaxers and PBP hopefuls, navigation is straightforward with total climbing of circa 1,700m with the lumpiest bits in the middle.
The route leaves Dublin heading in a clockwise direction for Naas, Portlaoise, Mountrath and on to Birr via the Slieve Bloom mountains. On reaching Birr the route turns north to Athlone before turning east and back to Dublin via Kilbeggan, Kinnegad and Maynooth. There are ample food options in the main towns and villages along the way and while the route does pass through the Slieve Bloom mountains, it remains the flattest 300 in the country.
The event departs from Joe Daly Cycles in Dundrum at 06:00 sharp with sign-on commencing from 05:30.
Closing Date for entries: 18th April 2023.
The time limit for completing the event is 20 hours.
In line with Audax Club Parisien rules, front and rear lights are mandatory as is the wearing of reflective clothing while night-riding.
There will be no parking available at Joe Daly’s.
In the week leading up to the event the organisers will send an information email to all participants incorporating parking information.
As with all audax events riders are expected to be self-sufficient.
In light of ongoing concerns about Coronavirus and with a view to minimising the congregation of riders, the event will not be serving refreshments.
Entries on Eventmaster only: Link to follow
Cycling Ireland license required; One-day-license (“ODL”) available on Eventmaster. This will be charged automatically if no valid Cycling Ireland Licence held.
Facilities: Toilets, bag storage and changing room available in venue.
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