Coast to Coast 600

Date: 15th June 2019

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

Organiser: Marc Kilduff

Organising Club: Audax Ireland

E-Mail Address: marckil34@gmail.com

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

Mobile: 089 4799525

Closing Date for Entries: 7th June 2019

Eventmaster Online Entry: Coast to Coast 600 Entry

  • Entry Fee: €5.00 on Eventmaster
  • Optional ACP or Audax Ireland Medal €7
  • CI Licence required. One day Licence available at the start for €5.00

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, Co. Dublin 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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