This Saturday sees the first 300 of the year, the Hollywood 300. The route is broadly a figure eight, starting from Bray and travelling down the coast before cutting inland through Rathdrum and Carnew to Bunclody, then south to Enniscorthy and Wexford town. With luck you will have the wind at your back as you come back up to Gorey then inland through Carnew to Tullow, up the N81 to Hollywood and over the Wicklow Gap back to Bray. With simple navigation mainly along regional and national roads, and the only major climb being the relatively easy western approach to Wicklow Gap, the Hollywood is an ideal 300 for first-timers and a handy qualifier for PBP hopefuls. (Map of last year’s route)
Entries to Paul O’Donoghue, 12 Tinnapark, Kilpedder, Co. Wicklow – €5 in advance, €8 on the day (download the standard entry form here).
The Hollywood is an unsupported, shoestring event and riders should be fully self-sufficient. Good lights are mandatory.