Mind the Gaps Leisure Tour

The Mind the Gaps Leisure Tour is scheduled for this coming Sunday, 8th May, commencing at 9 am.

The event will start from the Cycle Superstore in Tallaght. Car parking space will be available either in the carpark or on the public road opposite the shop. Please note that the Superstore has moved premises since the start of this year and is now located on Airton Road in Tallaght. A map of their location is at the following link:

https://www.cyclesuperstore.ie/shop/pc/viewContent.asp?idpage=1

We have no Touring Secretary this year and no-one has volunteered to organise this event, so the route is not marked and there will be no organised back-up support.

However, the usual route for this event has been Tallaght – Blessington – Hollywood – Left at Hollywood towards Glendalough – Laragh (opportunity for tea stop) – Glenmacnass (take a left immediately on leaving Laragh on the Roundwood Road) – Sally Gap – Manor Kilbride – Tallaght.

A map of this route (using The Square as a reference point) is attached.

The route is a little over 100Km. Care is advised on the descents, particularly off the Sally Gap. This is a tough mountainous cycle, but an ideal preparation for anyone planning to ride the Wicklow 200/100 in June.

The Board would be delighted to hear from anyone who would be willing to take the lead in co-ordinating the remaining Leisure Tours (other than the WW 200 which is already in hand). This does not require you be a member of the Board.

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