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FRIDAY 24TH  – ITINERARY

93.4 miles/5265 ft climbing/Belfast to Portrush

TIMETABLE

  • Meet @ Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street from 0830
  • If you have not collected your bike the previous day you will need to contact George or Mark by 0730 to arrange pick up.
  • Mass Start @ 0915.
  • Lunch booked (in Cushendall) 1300 – 1430 @ 50 mile point
  • Arrival at Portrush Atlantic Hotel before 1930

ROUTE

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45147187  OR https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46442118

The route has 4 distinct stages.

  1. Flat: 25 Miles from Belfast centre to Larne via Carrickfergus.
  2. Lovely: 25  Miles of the Causeway Coast road connecting Glens of Antrim to Belfast.
  3. Split: Lunch at Harrys in Cushendal then Torr Head. steep, challenging, spectacular views  OR stick on A2. Hilly but steady & great scenery. Join up @ Ballycastle.
  4. End: Rolling hills via Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills, Giants Causeway to Portrush

Food

Between Belfast and Cushendall there are a number of coffee/tea vans that serve the Causeway Coast road. If you get to Larne and you are already starving then the Silver Lounge on Main St (just off route) is a decent spot.

Lunch is arranged at Harrys Cushendall. They are expecting us between 1300 and 1400. Bikes stored at the rear. A nice spot.  The food choices range from Burger through Fish n Chips – all around £15 each.

Afternoon – lots of options from Ballycastle through to Bushmills. Stop often and savour the views.

Torq gells and electrolyte powders available in the vans. Keep hydrated and snack often!

GENERAL

The 2Boats support vans will be on the route for the whole day. Bob Smith will sort out any mechanical issues..and the rest of us can pump up a tyre or hand out emergency water.

We will have Torq gels and electrolyte on board. The routes are on Ride with GPS. You can use these with Garmin, Wahoo, Strava. If you cant follow the route then stick with someone who can. We are not marking any turns.

We have 2 routes – the split is after Cushendun. Both have hills but Torr Head is more challenging. All routes meet before Ballycastle.

When you arrive at Portrush Atlantic we will be on hand to check you in. Rooms will be assigned in advance. Evening meal is included. There is no set time – just head to the restaurant when you wish.

Bikes will be stored on the ground floor in a conference room.

FRIDAY 24TH  – ITINERARY

TIMETABLE

  • Meet @ Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street from 0830
  • If you have not collected your bike the previous day you will need to contact George or Mark by 0730 to arrange pick up.
  • Mass Start @ 0915.
  • Lunch booked (in Cushendall) 1300 – 1430 @ 50 mile point
  • Arrival at Portrush Atlantic Hotel before 1930

ROUTE

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45147187  OR https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46442118

The route has 4 distinct stages.

  1. Flat: 25 Miles from Belfast centre to Larne via Carrickfergus.
  2. Lovely: 25  Miles of the Causeway Coast road connecting Glens of Antrim to Belfast.
  3. Split: Lunch at Harrys in Cushendal then Torr Head. steep, challenging, spectacular views  OR stick on A2. Hilly but steady & great scenery. Join up @ Ballycastle.
  4. End: Rolling hills via Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills, Giants Causeway to Portrush

Food

Between Belfast and Cushendall there are a number of coffee/tea vans that serve the Causeway Coast road. If you get to Larne and you are already starving then the Silver Lounge on Main St (just off route) is a decent spot.

Lunch is arranged at Harrys Cushendall. They are expecting us between 1300 and 1400. Bikes stored at the rear. A nice spot.

Afternoon – lots of options from Ballycastle through to Bushmills. Stop often and savour the views.

Torq gells and electrolyte powders available in the vans. Keep hydrated and snack often!

GENERAL

The 2Boats support vans will be on the route for the whole day. Bob Smith will sort out any mechanical issues..and the rest of us can pump up a tyre or hand out emergency water.

We will have Torq gels and electrolyte on board. The routes are on Ride with GPS. You can use these with Garmin, Wahoo, Strava. If you cant follow the route then stick with someone who can. We are not marking any turns.

We have 2 routes – the split is after Cushendun. Both have hills but Torr Head is more challenging. All routes meet before Ballycastle.

When you arrive at Portrush Atlantic we will be on hand to check you in. Rooms will be assigned in advance. Evening meal is included. There is no set time – just head to the restaurant when you wish.

Bikes will be stored on the ground floor in a conference room.

FRIDAY 24TH  – ITINERARY

TIMETABLE

  • Meet @ Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street from 0830
  • If you have not collected your bike the previous day you will need to contact George or Mark by 0730 to arrange pick up.
  • Mass Start @ 0915.
  • Lunch booked (in Cushendall) 1300 – 1430 @ 50 mile point
  • Arrival at Portrush Atlantic Hotel before 1930

ROUTE

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45147187  OR https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46442118

The route has 4 distinct stages.

  1. Flat: 25 Miles from Belfast centre to Larne via Carrickfergus.
  2. Lovely: 25  Miles of the Causeway Coast road connecting Glens of Antrim to Belfast.
  3. Split: Lunch at Harrys in Cushendal then Torr Head. steep, challenging, spectacular views  OR stick on A2. Hilly but steady & great scenery. Join up @ Ballycastle.
  4. End: Rolling hills via Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills, Giants Causeway to Portrush

Food

Between Belfast and Cushendall there are a number of coffee/tea vans that serve the Causeway Coast road. If you get to Larne and you are already starving then the Silver Lounge on Main St (just off route) is a decent spot.

Lunch is arranged at Harrys Cushendall. They are expecting us between 1300 and 1400. Bikes stored at the rear. A nice spot.

Afternoon – lots of options from Ballycastle through to Bushmills. Stop often and savour the views.

Torq gells and electrolyte powders available in the vans. Keep hydrated and snack often!

GENERAL

The 2Boats support vans will be on the route for the whole day. Bob Smith will sort out any mechanical issues..and the rest of us can pump up a tyre or hand out emergency water.

We will have Torq gels and electrolyte on board. The routes are on Ride with GPS. You can use these with Garmin, Wahoo, Strava. If you cant follow the route then stick with someone who can. We are not marking any turns.

We have 2 routes – the split is after Cushendun. Both have hills but Torr Head is more challenging. All routes meet before Ballycastle.

When you arrive at Portrush Atlantic we will be on hand to check you in. Rooms will be assigned in advance. Evening meal is included. There is no set time – just head to the restaurant when you wish.

Bikes will be stored on the ground floor in a conference room.

FRIDAY 24TH  – ITINERARY

TIMETABLE

  • Meet @ Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street from 0830
  • If you have not collected your bike the previous day you will need to contact George or Mark by 0730 to arrange pick up.
  • Mass Start @ 0915.
  • Lunch booked (in Cushendall) 1300 – 1430 @ 50 mile point
  • Arrival at Portrush Atlantic Hotel before 1930

ROUTE

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45147187  OR https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46442118

The route has 4 distinct stages.

  1. Flat: 25 Miles from Belfast centre to Larne via Carrickfergus.
  2. Lovely: 25  Miles of the Causeway Coast road connecting Glens of Antrim to Belfast.
  3. Split: Lunch at Harrys in Cushendal then Torr Head. steep, challenging, spectacular views  OR stick on A2. Hilly but steady & great scenery. Join up @ Ballycastle.
  4. End: Rolling hills via Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills, Giants Causeway to Portrush

Food

Between Belfast and Cushendall there are a number of coffee/tea vans that serve the Causeway Coast road. If you get to Larne and you are already starving then the Silver Lounge on Main St (just off route) is a decent spot.

Lunch is arranged at Harrys Cushendall. They are expecting us between 1300 and 1400. Bikes stored at the rear. A nice spot.

Afternoon – lots of options from Ballycastle through to Bushmills. Stop often and savour the views.

Torq gells and electrolyte powders available in the vans. Keep hydrated and snack often!

GENERAL

The 2Boats support vans will be on the route for the whole day. Bob Smith will sort out any mechanical issues..and the rest of us can pump up a tyre or hand out emergency water.

We will have Torq gels and electrolyte on board. The routes are on Ride with GPS. You can use these with Garmin, Wahoo, Strava. If you cant follow the route then stick with someone who can. We are not marking any turns.

We have 2 routes – the split is after Cushendun. Both have hills but Torr Head is more challenging. All routes meet before Ballycastle.

When you arrive at Portrush Atlantic we will be on hand to check you in. Rooms will be assigned in advance. Evening meal is included. There is no set time – just head to the restaurant when you wish.

Bikes will be stored on the ground floor in a conference room.

FRIDAY 24TH  – ITINERARY

TIMETABLE

  • Meet @ Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street from 0830
  • If you have not collected your bike the previous day you will need to contact George or Mark by 0730 to arrange pick up.
  • Mass Start @ 0915.
  • Lunch booked (in Cushendall) 1300 – 1430 @ 50 mile point
  • Arrival at Portrush Atlantic Hotel before 1930

ROUTE

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45147187  OR https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46442118

The route has 4 distinct stages.

  1. Flat: 25 Miles from Belfast centre to Larne via Carrickfergus.
  2. Lovely: 25  Miles of the Causeway Coast road connecting Glens of Antrim to Belfast.
  3. Split: Lunch at Harrys in Cushendal then Torr Head. steep, challenging, spectacular views  OR stick on A2. Hilly but steady & great scenery. Join up @ Ballycastle.
  4. End: Rolling hills via Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills, Giants Causeway to Portrush

Food

Between Belfast and Cushendall there are a number of coffee/tea vans that serve the Causeway Coast road. If you get to Larne and you are already starving then the Silver Lounge on Main St (just off route) is a decent spot.

Lunch is arranged at Harrys Cushendall. They are expecting us between 1300 and 1400. Bikes stored at the rear. A nice spot.

Afternoon – lots of options from Ballycastle through to Bushmills. Stop often and savour the views.

Torq gells and electrolyte powders available in the vans. Keep hydrated and snack often!

GENERAL

The 2Boats support vans will be on the route for the whole day. Bob Smith will sort out any mechanical issues..and the rest of us can pump up a tyre or hand out emergency water.

We will have Torq gels and electrolyte on board. The routes are on Ride with GPS. You can use these with Garmin, Wahoo, Strava. If you cant follow the route then stick with someone who can. We are not marking any turns.

We have 2 routes – the split is after Cushendun. Both have hills but Torr Head is more challenging. All routes meet before Ballycastle.

When you arrive at Portrush Atlantic we will be on hand to check you in. Rooms will be assigned in advance. Evening meal is included. There is no set time – just head to the restaurant when you wish.

Bikes will be stored on the ground floor in a conference room.

FRIDAY 24TH  – ITINERARY

TIMETABLE

  • Meet @ Europa Hotel, Great Victoria Street from 0830
  • If you have not collected your bike the previous day you will need to contact George or Mark by 0730 to arrange pick up.
  • Mass Start @ 0915.
  • Lunch booked (in Cushendall) 1300 – 1430 @ 50 mile point
  • Arrival at Portrush Atlantic Hotel before 1930

ROUTE

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45147187  OR https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46442118

The route has 4 distinct stages.

  1. Flat: 25 Miles from Belfast centre to Larne via Carrickfergus.
  2. Lovely: 25  Miles of the Causeway Coast road connecting Glens of Antrim to Belfast.
  3. Split: Lunch at Harrys in Cushendal then Torr Head. steep, challenging, spectacular views  OR stick on A2. Hilly but steady & great scenery. Join up @ Ballycastle.
  4. End: Rolling hills via Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills, Giants Causeway to Portrush

Food

Between Belfast and Cushendall there are a number of coffee/tea vans that serve the Causeway Coast road. If you get to Larne and you are already starving then the Silver Lounge on Main St (just off route) is a decent spot.

Lunch is arranged at Harrys Cushendall. They are expecting us between 1300 and 1400. Bikes stored at the rear. A nice spot.

Afternoon – lots of options from Ballycastle through to Bushmills. Stop often and savour the views.

Torq gells and electrolyte powders available in the vans. Keep hydrated and snack often!

GENERAL

The 2Boats support vans will be on the route for the whole day. Bob Smith will sort out any mechanical issues..and the rest of us can pump up a tyre or hand out emergency water.

We will have Torq gels and electrolyte on board. The routes are on Ride with GPS. You can use these with Garmin, Wahoo, Strava. If you cant follow the route then stick with someone who can. We are not marking any turns.

We have 2 routes – the split is after Cushendun. Both have hills but Torr Head is more challenging. All routes meet before Ballycastle.

When you arrive at Portrush Atlantic we will be on hand to check you in. Rooms will be assigned in advance. Evening meal is included. There is no set time – just head to the restaurant when you wish.

Bikes will be stored on the ground floor in a conference room.