An Post Rás 2017 - Stage 4

Dé Céadaoin Bealtaine 24 / Wednesday May 24

Bundoran to Buncrana, 151.8 km

Stage Summary

  • BUNDORAN START,
  • Ballyshannon, Laghey, Donegal, Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Drumkeen, Letterkenny, KOM Category 3 at Maghera Beg (km 79.7), Burt, Burnfoot, Fahan, Buncrana, KOM Category 3 at Slavery Hill (km 112.8), KOM Category 2 at Old Mountain (km 119.5), KOM Category 2 at Pinch Mountain (km 122.7), KOM Category 1 at Mamore Gap (km 137.4),   
  • BUNCRANA FINISH.
Riders Sign‑On Allingham Arms Hotel 9:30–10:30
Assembly Allingham Arms Hotel  10:45
Ceremonial Start Tourist Office, Main Street 11:00
Neutralised 1.9km

Estimated time of arrival at kilometres per hour 48 40 32
KM Ml Road No. Location Back
wind
Average Head wind
        11.00 11.00 11.00
0.0 0.0   Ceremonial start at Tourist Office, Main Street, Bundoran      
1.6 1.0   At Roundabout, take 1st exit, direction Ballyshannon      
1.9 1.2   End of Neutral section just before sign for Ballyshannon 5km      
0.0 0.0 R267 Start of race at R267 sign for Ballyshannon 5km on left 11:00 11:00 11:00
3.0 1.9   Entering Ballyshannon, immediately followed by central reservation,
also road narrows
11:03 11:04 11:05
3.6 2.2   Central reservation, very narrow road. Protruding footpath on left. 11:04 11:05 11:06
4.7 2.9 R267 Pedestrian crossing, immediately followed by roundabout, 1st exit
direction town centre, Rossnowlagh
11:05 11:07 11:08
5.1 3.2 N15 Keep right at Y junction, direction Lifford, Donegal 11:06 11:07 11:09
6.0 3.7 N15 At Erne roundabout, take 2nd exit, direction Derry, Letterkenny, Donegal 11:07 11:09 11:11
20.9 13.0   Entering Laghey 11:26 11:31 11:39
23.0 14.3 R267 At Tullyearl roundabout, take 1st exit, direction Donegal 11:28 11:34 11:43
24.5 15.2   Sign for Donegal on left 11:30 11:36 11:45
26.9 16.7 N15 Entering Diamond Donegal, keep right at Y junction direction Sligo Lifford, N15 11:33 11:40 11:50
27.0 16.8 N15 Keep left at Y junction, direction Sligo Lifford, N15, followed immediately by pedestrian crossing to Main Street 11:33 11:40 11:50
28.6 17.8 N15 At Drumlonagher Roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Derry, Letterkenny, Ballybofey 11:35 11:42 11:53
50.0 31.1   50km done signs at 200m black and yellow signs for road narrows signs on either side of road with chevrons 12:02 12:15 12:33
52.6 32.7   Entering Ballybofey, followed by 8 central reservations ending at 53.7km 12:05 12:18 12:38
54.9 34.1   Pedestrian crossing on Main Street, Stranorlar 12:08 12:22 12:42
55.4 34.4 N13 Turn left at Top Service Station , direction Letterkenny, Derry 12:09 12:23 12:43
59.2 36.8 N13 Turn left direction Derry, Letterkenny 12:14 12:28 12:51
63.0 39.1   Entering Drumkeen, 2 central reservations with crossroads in between. Central reservations end at 63.2km 12:18 12:34 12:58
71.5 44.4   Start of fast descent towards Dry Arch Roundabout, Letterkenny 12:29 12:47 13:14
72.5 45.0 N13 At Dry Arch Roundabout, Letterkenny, take 3rd exit, direction Derry, Dublin,
Lifford on N13
12:30 12:48 13:15
76.9 47.8 N13 At roundabout, take 1st exit, direction Derry, Buncrana on N13 12:36 12:55 13:24
79.7 49.5   Maghera Beg Category 3 KOM 12:39 12:59 13:29
90.0 55.9   Sign for Burt 12:52 13:15 13:48
95.2 59.2 R239 Turn left direction Burnfoot on R239 12:59 13:22 13:58
95.9 59.6   Keep right at Y junction 12:59 13:23 13:59
97.6 60.6   Entering Burnfoot 13:02 13:26 14:03
98.0 60.9 R238 At T junction, turn left direction Buncrana on R238 13:02 13:27 14:03
102.6 63.8 R238 60km speed restriction signs Fahan on R238 13:08 13:33 14:12
108.4 67.4   Entering Buncrana 13:15 13:42 14:23
108.6 67.5   At roundabout, take 1st exit, 13:15 13:42 14:23
108.7 67.5   Immediately followed by central reservation 13:15 13:43 14:23
109.3 67.9 R238 Keep right direction Town Centre 13:16 13:43 14:24
109.7 68.2   Turn left direction Carndonagh to St Mary’s Road 13:17 13:44 14:25
110.0 68.4   4 roads cross, continue straight through 13:17 13:45 14:26
110.2 68.5   Traffic lights and pedestrian crossing, followed immediately by mini roundabout, straight through 13:17 13:45 14:26
110.8 68.8   Turn left to Westbrook Road 13:18 13:46 14:27
110.8 68.8   Narrow bridge 13:18 13:46 14:27
111.2 69.1   Keep right at Y junction, direction Dunree leading to Pillar Park 13:19 13:46 14:28
112.8 70.1   Slavery Hill Category 3 KOM 13:21 13:49 14:31
115.4 71.7   Keep right at Y junction 13:24 13:53 14:36
119.5 74.3   Old Mountain Category 2 KOM 13:29 13:59 14:44
120.8 75.1 L1513 At T junction, turn right, direction Clonmany 7km 13:31 14:01 14:46
122.7 76.2   Pinch Mountain Category 2 KOM 13:33 14:04 14:50
      Descent, caution signs immediately at top of climb      
126.8 78.8   25km to go at junction on right with stop sign 13:38 14:10 14:57
127.6 79.3   Keep left at Y junction, Clonmany Fireplace Centre on left 13:39 14:11 14:59
129.7 80.6   Keep left direction Mamore Gap      
131.2 81.5   Turn left at Welcome to Urris sign 13:44 14:16 15:06
131.6 81.8   20km to go sign at dormer bungalow on left after stone wall 13:44 14:17 15:06
135.5 84.2   At 4 roads cross, turn left, direction Mamore Gap 13:49 14:23 15:14
137.4 85.4   Mamore Gap Category 1 KOM 13:51 14:26 15:17
      Descent, caution signs immediately at top of climb      
138.9 86.3   At T junction, turn right coming off Mamore gap 13:53 14:28 15:20
139.0 86.4   Immediately turn left direction Buncrana 13:53 14:28 15:20
141.8 88.1   10km to go sign at waste ground on left 13:57 14:32 15:25
144.4 89.7   Rejoining main road, continue straight 14:00 14:36 15:30
146.8 91.2   5km to go at entrance to bungalow on right 14:03 14:40 15:35
146.9 91.3   Keep right at Y junction direction Buncrana 14:03 14:40 15:35
147.8 91.8   4km to go at 50km speed restriction signs, entering Buncrana 14:04 14:41 15:37
148.6 92.3   Turn left at T junction coming off Slavery Hill to Westbrook Road 14:05 14:42 15:38
148.8 92.5   3km to go sign on left, Tullyarvan Mill and Avid Performance Studios 14:06 14:43 15:39
148.9 92.5   Narrow bridge 14:06 14:43 15:39
149.1 92.6   At T junction, turn right to Cockhill Road 14:06 14:43 15:39
149.2 92.7   Turn left to Causeway Road / Muff 14:06 14:43 15:39
149.5 92.9   At roundabout continue straight through, still on Causeway Road 14:06 14:44 15:40
149.8 93.1   2km to go at sign for roundabout on right sign 14:07 14:44 15:40
149.9 93.1   At 4 roads cross, continue straight. Leads to Ferris Lane 14:07 14:44 15:41
150.2 93.3   Turn right 14:07 14:45 15:41
150.5 93.5   2 junctions on left, split ramps before right hand bend 14:08 14:45 15:42
150.8 93.7   1km to go. At staggered junction keep right to Hillhead Road and immediate left to Maginn Ave 14:08 14:46 15:42
150.9     Turn left to McCarters Road. (Traffic Lights and pedestrian crossing at Lidl on right, Aldi on left, Inner Relief Road)      
151.3 94.0   Turn right from McCarter Road to Millbrae (Disused Swans Cornmills on left) 14:09 14:46 15:43
151.3 94.0   500m to go sign just after right turn from McCarter Road to Millbrae 14:09 14:46 15:43
151.4 94.1   Split ramps and protruding footpath on right 14:09 14:47 15:43
151.5 94.1   Split ramps and protruding footpath on right 14:09 14:47 15:44
151.6 94.2   Team Car Diversion – Turn left to St Orans Road, right at 100m to St Mary's Road
and right into Library Carpark
14:09 14:47 15:44
151.6 94.2   200m to go at Grants Shoes opposite St Orans Road 14:09 14:47 15:44
151.8 94.3   Finish line outside Inish Lettings up one way street towards Main Street 14:09 14:47 15:44

Bundoran to Buncrana

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