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Inaugural Midland Meander 200k 19th May

posted 30 Apr 2013, 07:28 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 30 Apr 2013, 07:58 ]
(By Conor Isdell)   
As part of the Audax Ireland calendar Lakeside Wheelers are hosting the inaugural Midland Meander 200km event.  An Audax event differs from normal sportive events in several respects as follows:
  • The aim is to complete the distance with less emphasis on speed. Normal sportives are limited to 160km max.
  • There are no marshals and participants are provided with a route sheet showing at what distances turns need to be made etc. a GPS map and file will be available for download to Garmin devices to assist in navigation.
  • Each participant gets a Brevet Card to be signed at 3 Control Points along the way to ensure validity of the route. Food will be provided at 75km and 130km but eating and drinking regularly is essential to ensure completion.
  • No broom wagon to pick you up or fix mechanicals although emergency numbers will be available.
The route is a challenging one with close on 2,000 metres of climbing. This route needs to be treated with respect to ensure completion. A brief synopsis of the event is as follows:

Date:               Sunday 19th May, 2013
Time:              8.00am Sharp (average finishing time including breaks about 6pm)
Start/Finish:    Village of Multyfarnham 
Distance:        200km
Entry Fee:       €5.00
Multyfarnham to Crookedwood to Gartlangstown - Back roads to Castlepollard – Collinstown – Oldcastle via Lough Crew – Ballinagh – Arvagh – Aughnacliffe – Corn Hill – Ballinalee – Edgeworthstown – Carrickboy – Abbeyschrule – Ballymahon – Ballymore – Streamstown – Dysart – Ballinea Bridge – Walshestown Church – Frewen Hill – Bunbrosna and back into Multyfarnham.

Audax CyclingFurther details on Audax cycling can be got from

Entry form and rules are attached below.  Entry closes on 11th May. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY AS WE ONLY CATER IN TERMS OF FOOD FOR THE NUMBERS ENTERED which keeps the entry fee very low. If paying by cheque please make payable to "Audax Ireland". 

Please submit entry forms plus payment to: 
Conor Isdell, Ballinafid, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath

Kevin Monaghan,
30 Apr 2013, 07:28
Kevin Monaghan,
30 Apr 2013, 07:28