Everything You Wanted To Know About Audax….

Audax Ireland will be holding an informational evening at McCloskeys pub in Donnybrook on Tuesday, February 8th at 8:30. This will be geared towards giving people an idea of what audax is about and answering any questions you might have about training, equipment etc. Whether you’ve heard of Paris-Brest-Paris and want to know more or you’ve done the Wicklow 200 and you’re looking for a fresh challenge, we’ll do our best to fill you in on the pleasures (and pain) of long-distance cycling. I hope to see you there.

When Saturday Comes….

Saturday rides from Dublin will commence on January 22nd – the rides will generally be around 200km in length, and will start from Baggot Street Bridge at 8am each week. There will be be no ride if there is an audax taking place anywhere in the country that weekend. The routes will become hillier as the season progresses and should provide excellent training for anyone planning on entering the longer events in the summer. I will post a provisional route early in the week prior to the ride.

You should come prepared as you would for any audax event – bring tools, food, and spare clothing. We will probably make at least one cafe stop so bring a little money, and lights would also be advisable for rides early in the year as we may finish in darkness. If you don’t want to do the full distance, you are welcome to join us but you will have to find your own way home when you turn back. If you plan to join us regularly, you must have Cycling Ireland license or comparable insurance.

The route this Saturday will be an easy 130km around the villages of Meath – out through Phoenix Park, Dunboyne, Summerhill, Rathmolyon, Prosperous, Clane, Maynooth and home.

Long-distance cycling in Ireland