2014 Tour of South Meath

2014 Tour of South Meath Sportive + Rapparee Reunion

On Sunday, 28th September 2014, we will host our annual Leisure Sportive Event – the Tour of South Meath.

You can download the 100k route to your GPS Device (e.g. Garmin) by clicking HERE

We will also incorporate a special event along with the 50km route: The Rapparee Reunion (see details in poster below)

This year we have made some changes to the route and format – we will climb the Hill of Tara from the opposite direction to previous years, and we will be incorporating a foodstop in the GAA Hall just before Kilmessan village.
The foodstop is after the climb, so this gives everyone a chance to regroup and tackle the second part of the route together again.

With the added mileage to climb Tara, we will turn for home a bit earlier on the way back, shortly before the village of Kinnegad, and come in past the St Finian’s monastic site and church in the historic village of Clonard.

Sign-on will be open until 09:30am, and the groups will roll out at 10am for the 100km route, followed at 10:30am for the 50km riders.

Both routes will be clearly marked on the roads, rolling marshals will be provided in each of the groups, and marshals will be present for some of the junctions.  There will be a lead car and mechanical support.

Sign-on will be open until 09:30am for the 100km route, and 10am for the 50km route.

Sign-on location is: Mother Hubbards Car Park (which is on the old N4 road, between the towns of Enfield and Kinnegad).

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** Important Safety Notice **

EVERYONE taking part in the events must wear a helmet – no one will be allowed to participate without one.
No Tri bars are allowed, and no Time Trial bikes either.

As with all leisure/sportive events, please remember THIS IS NOT A RACE, and be aware that normal rules of the road will apply at all times.

Please be careful on the approach to junctions, and pay attention to the signals given by the Marshals at the junctions
(you will be required to stop if necessary due to traffic conditions).
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tour 2014

Entry is only 15euro, and there will be a food/water stop en route, and then afterwards there will be hot food for all participants back in Mother Hubbards.

To try and ensure that everyone enjoys their cycle, we will have separate groups rolling out, with different average speeds – this will allow you to choose the group that best meets your ability:
– 1st off will be a faster-paced group (32km/h)
– 2nd group average speed at about (28km/h)
– 3rd group will average about 25km/h

First group will depart at 10am, followed shortly afterwards by the 2nd and then 3rd groups.

The 50k riders can then assemble, and will head out at 10:30am.

** Important Safety Notice **

EVERYONE taking part in the events must wear a helmet – no one will be allowed to participate without one.
No Tri bars are allowed, and no Time Trial bikes either.

As with all leisure/sportive events, please remember THIS IS NOT A RACE, and be aware that normal rules of the road will apply at all times.

Please be careful on the approach to junctions, and pay attention to the signals given by the Marshals at the junctions
(you will be required to stop if necessary due to traffic conditions).

If you are new to riding with a group, we have some excellent safety advice here.

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