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Antrim 300–Entries closing.

Entries close Monday.

Full details – http://www.audaxireland.org/calendar/gazetteer/antrim-300/

Date: 4th October 2014

Difficulty: ****

Navigation should be straightforward – keep the water on the right in the morning and on the left in the afternoon.

The road is undulating.

Organiser: Stuart McLean

E-Mail: stuartm@stiona.com

Phone: 0044 7966255887

Address: 20 Ben Madigan Park South, Belfast, BT36 7PX

Entry Fee: €5 (PayPal only) £5 (PayPal, Cheque or Postal Order).

€5/£5 on the day for optional Medal if required).

PayPal accepted: Yes. EURO’s must be PAY PAL.

Closing Date: 29th September 2014

Start Location: Belfast Boucher Road.

B&Q car park.  Corner of Boucher Road/Balmoral Road.

Start Time: 6.00am

Facilities: Parking at start (On Street parking on Balmoral Road). Unsupported event.

Route Description:

Draft route is here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4585791. but will be subject to change.

Antrim 300 entries open

Entries are now open for the inaugural Antrim 300 on  Saturday 4’th October, starting and finishing in Belfast.

Full details on the event page – http://www.audaxireland.org/calendar/gazetteer/antrim-300/

I completed the first test ride of the full route yesterday evening and this morning.  Some fantastic scenery (Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty) with VIRTUALLY NO POTHOLES!

The route is fairly demanding – my Garmin clocked 4400m so allow yourself plenty of time to complete.  Bring good lights and plenty of gears.

Route is pretty much as per current link on the page – I just need to remove the off-road section – which was great at night but was too narrow a path for the day when pedestrians will be around, find a better route back into Belfast and remove the gratuitous detour to the 24 hour McDonalds for my breakfast at 6am this morning!

I’m away 17-21 September so entries received then will not get acknowledged until 22’nd.

Final route check is 28’th September – I will be sending out route sheets the week after.