Coast to Coast 600

Coast to Coast 600         Date: 16th July 2022

Stephen Sweeney Memorial 120       Date: Sunday, 17th June 2022

Start Times: 6:00am on SATURDAY for the 600

And 8:00am on SUNDAY for the 120km !

Eventmaster Entry for 600: https://eventmaster.ie/event/Jv7vupvHRk

Eventmaster Entry for 120: https://eventmaster.ie/event/Lvp8Fp3H76

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

Organiser: Marc Kilduff

Organising Club: Audax Ireland

E-Mail Address: marckil34@googlemail.com

Postal Address: 1 Orchard Vale, Stamullen, Co. Meath

Mobile: 089 4799525

Closing Date for Entries: 13th July 2022

  • Entry Fee: €5.00 on Eventmaster
  • Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €7
  • CI Annual Licence required. One-day Licence is available for €10.  This will be added automatically if you do not have a valid Annual Licence Number.

Start Location: Stamullen, Co. Meath at St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen

Start Time: 6 am (The shop in Stamullen will not be open at this time or on return after 9:30 pm)

Parking:

  • Parking available at the start.
  • Light refreshments will be provided at the Finish.

Mandatory: Cycling Ireland Licence, Helmet and good lights. One-day Licence available at the start if required, cost €5.00

Route Description:

The Coast to Coast 600 starts in Stamullen, on the Dublin/Meath Border and consists of two loops, first goes across the country to Ballyshannon  completing the loop at 480 KM. The second loop is 120 km acts as a short spin out to Athboy, Kells and Slane. This means you will be returning to the start after the first loop, so plan stops and food before hand.

The route has some bits of climbing in parts but nothing too taxing.. The route passes through villages & towns on the way back to and from Stamullen that are well stocked with food shops and sit down places to eat. Given the time of year the weather could be the challenging part of this event so you should be prepared for changes in the weather and night cycling by bringing spare clothes, tools, and bike spares.

Controls –

Start Stamullen Distance
Control Trim

(Trim Retail Park – Texaco Station)

54.2
Control GRANARD

(SuperValu Shop)

127.6
Control BALLYSHANNON

(Texaco\Centra)

248.9
Control LISNASKEA

(Swifts Super Value)

325.7
Control DUNDALK

(Shops & MacD’s)

421.7
Control STAMULLEN

(Shops)

480.6
Control ATHBOY 533.2
Control SLANE 570.1
Finish STAMULLEN 600.4

Ride with GPS Map:


This will be a self-supported event, which means that there are unlikely to be any manned controls, and definitely no support vehicle. However, there are plenty of options for refueling en route. Please read this page for more details on what to expect on a self-supported event.

Facilities

  • Parking available at the start.
  • Light refreshments will be provided at the Finish.

Important: For the safety of all rides a lights check will be completed before your event card is provided to each rider. You will not be permitted to take part if your bike does not have a good set of lights. Carrying a backup set of lights is recommended as this event will take place on dark county roads.

Places to stay – City North Hotel, Keenogue House, Half Acre B&B, Bracken Court HotelBoyne Valley HotelGlenside Hotel


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