One of the Orwell 200 Groups

Scott-Orwell Wheelers are proud to announce two upcoming audax events; the Midlands 300 and the National 400. These follow on from March's Orwell 200 Audax.

 

Scott-Orwell and the RRTY

Audax interest is peaking in recent months in Scott-Orwell. For 2017, we've had a number of our riders aiming for the Randonneer Round The Year (RRTY). The requirement for this challenge is that the competitors must complete an organised or a permanent audax per month for twelve consecutive months. Our group are set to complete their RRTY challenge in by completing rides through to, and finishing in, October.

In recent history, we've had a small contingent of riders competing in Audax event. Dave Mc and Danny Moriarty competed in the 2015 edition of Paris Brest Paris. The 1,200km PBP will be run again in 2019, the events below are great training and equipment testing. 

London Edinburgh London 2017, a 5 day 1,400km event will take place on the week starting July 30th. The Midlands 300 will be great training event for LEL 2017.

 

Andrew meeting some ducks on a recent Audax.

 

Midlands 300

The Midlands 300, also known as the Orwell 'One Lump' 300. It will take place on Sunday July 9th 2017. Despite passing over the Slieve Bloom mountains on the approach to the second control this is still by some way the flattest 300 in the country. Aimed at first-timers and PBP/LEL hopefuls alike, navigation is straightforward and towns offering shops, cafes and garages for refuelling can be found at regular intervals along the route.

Full information is available on AudaxIreland's Midlands 300 page. Leonard has compiled lots of information and advice on the forum thread Midlands 300.

Event Particulars 

Entry fee: €5 with CI one day licenses available for €5.

Event Date: Sunday July 9th 2017.

Entry Closing date: Friday 30th June 2017

Venue: Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Start: 6am.

Facilities: Parking, toilets, bag storage and changing room available in venue, open from 5:30am.

MapMyRide: Midlands 300 map.

Entry Form: New Entry Forms.

 

An Audax group heading south to Gorey.

 

National 400

The National 400. It will take place on Sunday 6th of August 2017. Over the course of the National 400, riders will visit many big towns in south Leinster and enjoy a brief foray into Munster. Most of the route is on National Primary Roads, so a good surface should be provided.

Full Information is available on AudaxIreland's National 400 page.

Event Particulars

Entry fee: €5 with CI one day licenses available for €5.

Date: Sunday 6th August 2017

Entry Closing date: Friday 28th July 2017

Venue: Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Start: 6am.

Facilities: Parking, toilets, bag storage and changing room available in venue, open from 6pm

MapMyRide: National 400 map.

Entry Form: New Entry Forms.

 

It's great to see audaxing alive and well. We hope that the riders have a safe and enjoyable ride.

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