MIDLANDS 300 – 2023
This 300km audax event takes place on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
Organiser: Ken Moloney – 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.
Entries are on Eventmaster only: https://eventmaster.ie/event/wz6RfPySRQ
Closing Date for entries: 14th April 2023.
The time limit for completing the event is 20hrs.
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.
A Cycling Ireland license is required to ride the event with a One-day-license (“ODL”) available on Eventmaster for €20. This will be charged automatically if no valid Cycling Ireland Licence held.
Toilet, bag storage and changing room facilities will be available.
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8 thoughts on “Midlands 300”
Hi, anyone know where this one starts from?
Contacted Dave and got this reply…
Midlands 300, AKA Orwell ‘One lump’ 300
Date: Sunday March 29th 2015;
Entry fee: €5;
Closing date: Friday March 27th;
Venue: Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum, Dublin 14, 6:00am start;
Facilities: Parking, toilets, bag storage and changing room available in venue, open from5:30am;
Cycling Ireland licence required, One day licences will be available for €2 if required.
Map: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/617854526 ;
Despite passing over the Slieve Bloom mountains on the approach to the second control this is still by some way the flattest 300 in the country. Aimed at first-timers and PBP hopefuls alike, navigation is straightforward and towns offering shops, cafes and garages for refuelling can be found at regular intervals along the route.
AMy additional info please.
Hi Dave , many thanks for a great event. It was well organised and lovely secret control point and also the full and plenty refreshments at the end , Cheers Leonard and the late crew…
Hi Dave, big thanks for a hugely enjoyable day,
Well organised….especially that ice cold long neck at the finish !
Hi Dave,Colin and Ken, all eight of our 300 Orwell Wheelers crew (including 5 first timers) were over the moon with the great welcome you gave us in Joe’s last night . It was great to celebrate the achievement with the warm welcome food and the cool beer. Genuinely it makes a big difference to have all that organised at the end of a challenging day. Well worth the effort, and very much appreciated, to have a great place, and atmosphere to celebrate the moment, thanks a million guys
is there an eventbrite link to signup for the event?
There is now, just posted it !