100 in 8

The IVCA’s 100 in 8 tour takes place next Sunday, 7th August.  With road racing taking a break this weekend, we’re hoping for a good turn out for the touring event.  Even if you only want to ride part of the way, our touring members would be glad of the company and shelter from the wind as they take on this challenge.  Remember though – it is a tour and not a race.

Covering 100 miles in 8 hours is one of cycling’s major standard touring challenges and has been a feature on the IVCA events calendar for many years.  An engraved Silver Medal is awarded each year to any member completing the 50 in 4, the Wicklow 200 and the 100 in 8.

This year’s event will start from the Grasshopper Inn in Clonee (not the Phoenix Park as indicated in the published calendar, out of safety considerations).  Sign on is at 8:30am for a 9:00am start.  The route will go in the direction of Bracetown, Ratoath, Kentstown, Navan, Athboy and on to Delvin for a tea stop.  The return journey is through Killucan, Ratharney, Rathmolyon, and Summerhill to Clonee.

A map of the route is available hereThanks are due to Jimmy Murphy and Tony Pearson for arranging this route and marking the major turns along the way.
The cost of the tea and sandwiches in Delvin will be in the region of €5.00.
We would ask as many members as possible to support this tour in our 50th Anniversary year.


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