Routes

The Nifty Fifty

Just shy of the 50 Km mark, Allow 2-2.5 hours to get around this relaxing cycle. With only a few drags to raise the heartrate here. It would require only a moderate level of fitness and preparation to complete the course. Again it follows the same route as the other two parcours on the day with the route split coming after the Dark Road, with a left turn at the R347 to craughwell village. the route home is the same as that of the other 2 routes, homeward bound on the Old Dublin Rd R466 Back to Roscam and the welcome finish at Castlegar GAA grounds..

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The Handy Hundred

Just shy of the 100 kms mark this course has got plenty to test you legs. Following the same route as the longer Flangmount Parcours up through Peterswell and over the climb known locally as the Pig! The routes splits here! Taking a left on the R 353 direction Portumna and after 8kms a left on the Black Road through to Kilnadeema backing over to Killcreest village, and then on the back roads to Craughwell . From there its homeward bound on the Old Dublin Rd R466 Back to Roscam and the welcome finish at Castlegar GAA grounds.

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The The Flagmount

Plenty here for even the most experienced rider . The first hills come at 35 kms in so plenty of time to warm up and get into your stride The climbs at Peterswell through to the village of Flagmount on the shores Lough Granny are testing with constant rolling road . Nothing daunting, but over the distance a good test of fitness . For the most part its mainly quiet forestry roads Great views over Lough Granny form the food stop 3 kms past the village Flagmount @55kms Returning by the Windfarm road at Derrybrian and back through Killcreest Village through to Craughwell and back to Galway by the old Dublin Road. Total climbing almost 1200mtrs, Some achievement without any real climbs.

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