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.

Distance:
400 km   in 27h00
Date:
Saturday 9th June 2018
Time:
07:00   to finish by + 10:00
Starting from:
Upton Magna , E of Shrewsbury
Fee:
£10.00   ( )
Closing date:
7 Jun 2018

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Sunrises:
04:48 BST
Sunsets:
21:31 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map
Facilities:
C F G L P R T Z
Organiser:
John Hamilton
Body:
CTC Shropshire
Entries to:
John Hamilton
22 Oaks Crescent
Wellington
Telford
TF1 2HF
Phone:
Speeds:
15-25 kph
ROA:
10000
AAA:
5.25
Total Climb:
5300m
Event No:
18-50
Category:
BRM
Email:


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Website:
ridewithgps.com/routes/19576367
Routesheet:
Download 50r.zip updated 10.12.17
GPS:
Download 50g.zip updated 10.12.17
Route
See outline map below.
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