Date: 11th May 2019
Organiser: Mike Law
Phone: 087 8228870
Route info to follow later.
How to Enter – EVENTMASTER !!
Entry Fee: €5 on Eventmaster, plus €1 fees.
Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medals €7 each
Click below to go to the Eventmaster Online Entry website
Closing Date for Entries: 3rd May 2019 – No entries on the day.
Start Location: Midleton
Start Time: 6.00am
Parking: Available at Start
Mandatory: Cycling Ireland Licence, Helmet and good lights. One-day Licence available at start if required, cost €5.00
Ride with GPS Map: DRAFT Route Map
Route Description: (Details subject to confirmation)
The event will take riders through every county in Munster. Starting in Midleton, the route heads North east through Mallow, Newmarket and on to Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick (with a slight detour to pick up the Kerry border). From Abbeyfeale, riders will follow the “Great Southern Trail” greenway East to Rathkeale. The greenway follows the route of the former Limerick – Tralee railway and avoids the main roads for ~35km.
The greenway surface is mixed but is mainly composed of a rolled, compacted surface with a gravel topping.
After Rathekeale and returning to the roads, the route skirts the Southern edge of Limerick city, before crossing over the Shannon via the pedestrian bridge in Castleconnellto pick up County Clare and riding to O’Briens Bridge where the Shannon is crossed again.
(The pedestrian bridge is accessed via 150m path next to the playground in Castleconnell. The bridge itself has width constrictors which will require bikes to be wheeled through upright on the back wheel. Panniers may need to be removed. Trikes or recumbents would have to be lifted over the barrier.
Riders then head South for several hours through Limerick and Tipperary before picking up the final country – Waterford. In Dungarvan, riders will then head West, over the last climb off the day before passing through Youghal on the run back to the start.
Accommodation may be booked in the nearby “An Stór” hostel (Base for the 2014 Mile Failte). I have confirmed with the hostel that early departure and late arrival of returning riders shouldn’t be an issue and the kitchen facilities will be available to returning riders. Anyone wishing to book should do so directly with the hostel using the following link http://www.anstortownhouse.com/ – and should note on the booking that they are taking part in the audax event.
Entry and Payment Info:
Entry Form to: organiser at above address.
Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org Payment details must say what event is being entered ! 1 day Licence and Medal payments can be included if you wish. For Medals, please say if ACP or Audax Ireland type required.
Cheques/Postal Orders, should be payable to Audax Ireland, and sent to:
Andreas Voigt, 12 Brookville Park, Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5.
Again, you must include a note of what event you wish to enter.