The Irish Mail
400km cycling event starting from Upton Magna, E of Shrewsbury. Controls at Lake Vyrnwy, Trawsfynydd, Llanberis, Holyhead, Bangor Services and Llangollen, plus 2 information controls. The return of a classic. Traverse Snowdonia twice on your way across North Wales to Holyhead and back. 'Bryan Chapman meets the Elenith' - Martin Malins 2008.
Start with an early morning visit to Shrewsbury then a fast run into Wales for breakfast at Lake Vyrnwy. Seriously hilly middle section over the Bwlch y Groes and the mountain road to Trawsfynydd then past Snowdon to Llanberis where you can recover over a pint of tea in Pete's Eats. Cross the Menai Bridge onto the flatter terrain of Anglesey and the turn at Holyhead. Easy to navigate overnight return along Telford's Irish Mail coach road. Entry fee includes food at start & finish plus catered overnight control at Llangollen (347k). Camping available at Upton Magna village hall Fri & Sat for a small charge.
- 04:48 BST
- 21:31 BST
- C F G L P R T Z
- Parking free or reasonably priced, at start
- Camping at or near start
- Toilets at the start
- Left luggage secure(ish) at the start
- Refreshments free or reasonably priced, at start and/or finish
- Food some free food and/or drink provided on the ride
- Sleeping facilities en route
- GPS files available from organiser
- John Hamilton
- CTC Shropshire
- Entries to:
- John Hamilton
22 Oaks Crescent
- 15-25 kph
- Total Climb:
- Event No:
The following extra information has been provided by the event organiser:
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- Download 50r.zip updated 10.12.17
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- See outline map below.