Mizen to Malin Update

Majella has been a busy bee over the last few weeks organising this trip for us all.

The latest updates are below.

Training: at this stage people should be upping their mileage a lot. Try to work up to doing a long cycle of 160km by the end of this month. You need to be able to string 3 X 240km days together. We can only squeeze one or two ‘casualties’ into the van each day!!!!!

Still places left: a couple of people have pulled out recently so if you want to take their place then get in contact with Majella asap – 087-6618801. This is the sort of adventure you will remember for years to come!

The plan

Thursday, 23rd July: bus pick us up at Nenagh. Hope to depart 2.30ish. Stop off at Bantry for evening meal on way down, and arrive at our B&B’s down in Mizen Head 8.30ish (staying in village Goleen).
Friday 24th July: B&B with 3 course meal – Lahinch Golf Hotel (only hotel with pool, for anyone wanting to use it)
Saturday 25th July: same as above – Hotel Ballina
Sunday 26th July: same as above – Malin Hotel

On the road: All lunch stops will be approximately around 90 – 95 mls mark on days route. There will also be a quick coffee stop each day around the 50 mile mark. There will also be two bunches on the road with the first bunch leaving a half hour ahead of the second bunch, with the aim of both bunches coming together by the lunch stop. We will discuss exact details of this each morning.

Lunch stops:
Friday 24th July Tralee, Co Kerry
Saturday 25th July, Leenaun, Co Galway
Sunday 26th July Ballybofey, Co Donegal

Payment: a €50 deposit is well overdue at this stage. Lots of people have already started paying off the full amount in installments. Drop the money into Majella whenever you have it spare.


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