Following on from the Orwell 200, the next in the series is the Midlands 300, in 3 weeks time. There was a good bit of interest in this at the finish yesterday, and Dave had a handful of entries in already so it is likely to be another big field. For most people completing a 200 will be as far as they will ever hope to go in a day, but for the few who are tempted to try go one step further there will probably be no better opportunity to give it a go. Details are below.

Midlands 300, AKA Orwell 'One lump' 300

Date: Sunday March 29th 2015;
Organiser: Dave McLoughlin, Orwell Wheelers;
Contact details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 087 9908528, 11 Morning Star Road, Maryland, Dublin 8;
Entry fee: €5;
Closing date: Friday March 27th;
Venue: Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum, Dublin 14, 6:00am start;
Facilities: Parking, toilets, bag storage and changing room available in venue, open from 5:30am;
Cycling Ireland licence required, One day licences will be available for €2 if required.

Map: (below);

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 hopefuls alike, navigation is straightforward and towns offering shops, cafes and garages for refuelling can be found at regular intervals along the route.

For member discussion and updates, see the thread on the forum.