An Post Rás 2017 - Stage 8

Dé Domhnaigh Bealtaine 28 / Sunday May 28

Ardee to Skerries + 3 Laps of 13.8kms Circuit, 129.4 km:

Stage Summary

  • ARDEE START,
  • Drumconrath, Nobber, Wilkinstown, Kilberry, Navan, Kentstown, Duleek, KOM Category 2 at Bellewstown (km 61.0), KOM Category 3 at Snowtown Hill/Harbourstown (km 67.9), Naul, KOM Category 3 at Ringfort View (km 79.7), Skerries, KOM Category 3 at Black Hills (km 92.8), Skerries, KOM Category 3 at Black Hills (km 106.6), Skerries, KOM Category 3 at Black Hills (km 120.4), 
  • SKERRIES FINISH.
Riders Sign‑On Ardee Parish Hall 10:30–11:30
Assembly Ardee Parish Hall 11:45
Ceremonial Start Wheels and Heels, Main Street 12:00
Neutralised 0.8km  

Estimated time of arrival at kilometres per hour 48 40 32
KM Ml Road No. Location Back
wind
Average Head wind
        12.15 12.15 12.15
0.0     Leaving Ardee Paris Hall, turn right to Hale Street on R170      
0.3     Ramp followed immediately by 4 roads cross. Turn right, direction Derry and Carrickmacross onto Bridge Street      
0.5     4 Roads Cross. Stopping at Wheels and Heels on left for Ceremonial Start      
0.0 0.00   Ceremonial Start at Wheels & Heels, Main Street      
0.1 0.06   Turn left to Barrets Lane and then to Jervis Street      
0.8 0.50   Large green sign N52, Mullingar, Kells, Carlanstown opposite St. Brigids complex      
0.0 0.0   Start of Race signs at large green sign on N52, Mullingar, Kells, Carlanstown Road opposite St. Brigids complex 12:30 12:30 12:30
3.3 2.1   Welcome to Co. Meath sign on left 12:34 12:34 12:36
3.9 2.4 R165 4 roads cross. Turn right direction Kingscourt, Drumconrath on R165 12:34 12:35 12:37
7.2 4.5   Entering Drumconrath 12:39 12:40 12:43
7.6 4.7 L3404 Turn left direction Nobber 8km on L3404 12:39 12:41 12:44
7.7 4.8   Keep right at Y junction direction Nobber 8km 12:39 12:41 12:44
15.0 9.3   Turn right over bridge and sharp left 12:48 12:52 12:58
15.3 9.5 R162 Turn left at T junction in Nobber for Navan/Wilkinstown on R162.
Sign entering Nobber
12:49 12:52 12:58
18.5 11.5 R162 At 4 roads cross, continue straight through direction Navan 12:53 12:57 13:04
23.9 14.9   Entering Wilkinstown 12:59 13:05 13:14
27.3 17.0   Entering Kilberry 13:04 13:10 13:21
32.3 20.1   Entering Navan 13:10 13:18 13:30
33.8 21.0   At roundabout, take 2nd exit, direction Delvin, Town Centre 13:12 13:20 13:33
34.2 21.3   At 4 roads cross, continue straight through 13:12 13:21 13:34
34.6 21.5 R147 Turn left at 4 roads cross opposite fire station, Kells Road, direction
All Other Routes on R147
13:13 13:21 13:34
35.0 21.7   At 4 roads cross, traffic lights, continue straight through 13:13 13:22 13:35
35.0 21.7   Pedestrian crossing 13:13 13:22 13:35
35.2 21.9 R153 At 4 roads cross, turn left direction Kentstown, Ashbourne, Duleek on R153, traffic lights and pedestrian crossing 13:14 13:22 13:36
35.6 22.1 R153 Keep right at Y junction direction Duleek on R153 13:14 13:23 13:36
35.8 22.2   Stone archway bridge. (Height restriction 15' 1" / 4.61M) 13:14 13:23 13:37
37.1 23.1   Junction on right at traffic lights, central reservation, continue straight through 13:16 13:25 13:39
44.8 27.8   Entering Kentstown 13:26 13:37 13:54
45.6 28.3 R150 Immediately turn left, sign posted Duleek, Drogheda on R150 followed by ramp 13:27 13:38 13:55
48.3 30.0   At staggered cross roads, turn right immediately turn left direction Duleek 13:30 13:42 14:00
48.4 30.1 R150 Immediately turn left direction Duleek 13:30 13:42 14:00
49.6 30.8   At L5608 4 roads cross, continue straight through 13:32 13:44 14:03
50.0 31.1   50km done signs after 400m from crossroads 13:32 13:45 14:03
53.3 33.1   Entering Duleek 13:36 13:49 14:09
54.0 33.6   Pedestrian crossing, keep left at Y junction through village 13:37 13:51 14:11
      Continue straight through Duleek village      
55.2 34.3 R150/N2 Turn right at T junction, direction Julianstown, Laytown, Ashbourne 13:39 13:52 14:13
55.3 34.4   Immediately followed by left turn direction Julianstown & Laytown
on New Lanes Road
     
58.5 36.4 L1615 Turn right direction Bellewstown 3km 13:43 13:57 14:19
61.0 37.9   Bellewstown Category 2 KOM 13:46 14:01 14:24
      Continue straight through 4 roads cross at top of KOM      
61.2 38.0   Sharp turn left to Legganhall Road, direction Naul 5km, Stamullen 6km, Gormanstown 8km 13:46 14:01 14:24
63.4 39.4   At 4 roads cross, continue straight through direction Stamullen 5km. Mullughteelin on R108 13:49 14:05 14:28
64.4 40.0 R108 Keep right at Y junction, on R108 13:50 14:06 14:30
64.8 40.3 R108 Keep right at Y junction, direction Naul 4km 13:51 14:07 14:31
67.4 41.9   Turn right at T junction direction Naul 2km 13:54 14:11 14:36
67.9 42.2   Continue straight, junction on right direction Drogheda, Stamullen, Naul, Clonalvy. 13:54 14:11 14:37
67.9 42.2   Snowtown Hill/Harbourstown Category 3 KOM 13:54 14:11 14:37
69.9 43.4 R122 Sharp left turn in Naul village direction Balbriggan 13:57 14:14 14:41
74.8 46.5 R122 At roundabout, take 2nd exit, direction Balbriggan on R122 over bridge 14:03 14:22 14:50
74.9 46.5   At roundabout, take 1st exit, direction Balbriggan and Skerries 14:03 14:22 14:50
75.1 46.7   Turn right, direction Balrothery 2km 14:03 14:22 14:50
77.5 48.2   Turn left, immediately followed by traffic lights, central reservation
and pedestrian crossing
14:06 14:26 14:55
77.6 48.2   Turn right direction Balrothery and Skerries 14:07 14:26 14:55
77.7 48.3   At roundabout , take 2nd exit direction Skerries 14:07 14:26 14:55
78.1 48.5   At roundabout, take 1st exit direction Ardgillan Castle 14:07 14:27 14:56
79.7 49.5   Ringfort View Category 3 KOM 14:09 14:29 14:59
79.7 49.5   Entrance to circuit, continue straight through 14:09 14:29 14:59
82.0 51.0   Turn left at T junction 14:12 14:33 15:03
83.0 51.6 R127 Turn left at T junction to Skerries Road 14:13 14:34 15:05
86.6 53.8   At roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Rush to Millers Lane 14:18 14:39 15:12
87.1 54.1   Turn left at 4 roads cross to Golf Links Road 14:18 14:40 15:13
87.7 54.5   Turn left at T junction to Holmpatrick 14:19 14:41 15:14
88.0 54.7   Finish line – 1st passage 14:20 14:42 15:15
88.4 54.9   Turn left to Thomas Hand Street direction Balbriggan 14:20 14:42 15:15
88.5 55.0   At traffic lights, 4 roads cross, continue straight through 14:20 14:42 15:15
88.6 55.1 R127 At traffic lights, turn right direction Balbriggan on Balbriggan Street 14:20 14:42 15:16
91.4 56.8   Turn left under bridge (Height Restriction 10' 2" or 3.4 M) direction Ardgillan Castle 14:24 14:47 15:21
92.8 57.7   Black Hills Category 3 KOM 14:26 14:49 15:24
93.4 58.0   Turn left at T junction 14:26 14:50 15:25
95.8 59.5   Turn left at T junction 14:29 14:53 15:29
96.8 60.1 R127 Turn left at T junction to Skerries Road on R127 14:31 14:55 15:31
100.3 62.3   Bridge (Height Restriction 11' 3" or 3.44 M) 14:35 15:00 15:38
100.4 62.4   At roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Rush to Millers Lane 14:35 15:00 15:38
100.9 62.7   Turn left at 4 roads cross to Golf Links Road 14:36 15:01 15:39
101.4 63.0   Turn left at T junction to Holmpatrick 14:36 15:02 15:40
101.8 63.3   Finish line 2nd passage – 1st lap 14:37 15:02 15:40
102.3 63.6   Turn left to Thomas Hand Street direction Balbriggan 14:37 15:03 15:41
102.3 63.6   At traffic lights, 4 roads cross, continue straight through 14:37 15:03 15:41
102.4 63.6 R127 At Traffic lights, turn right direction Balbriggan to Balbriggan Street 14:38 15:03 15:42
105.2 65.4   Turn left under bridge (Height Restriction 10' 2" or 3.4 M) direction Ardgillan Castle 14:41 15:07 15:47
106.6 66.2   Black Hills Category 3 KOM 14:43 15:09 15:49
107.2 66.6   Turn left at T junction 14:44 15:10 15:51
109.6 68.1   Turn left at T junction 14:47 15:14 15:55
110.6 68.7 R127 Turn left at T junction to Skerries Road on R127 14:48 15:15 15:57
114.1 70.9   Bridge (Height Restriction 11' 3" or 3.44 M) 14:52 15:21 16:03
114.2 71.0   At roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Rush to Millers Lane 14:52 15:21 16:04
114.7 71.3   Turn left at 4 roads cross to Golf Links Road 14:53 15:22 16:05
115.2 71.6   Turn left at T junction to Holmpatrick 14:54 15:22 16:06
115.6 71.8   Finish line 3rd passage – 2nd lap 14:54 15:23 16:06
116.1 72.1   Turn left to Thomas Hand Street direction Balbriggan 14:55 15:24 16:07
116.1 72.1   At traffic lights, 4 roads cross, continue straight through 14:55 15:24 16:07
116.2 72.2 R127 At Traffic lights, turn right direction Balbriggan to Balbriggan Street 14:55 15:24 16:07
119.0 73.9   Turn left under bridge (Height Restriction 10' 2" or 3.4 M) direction Ardgillan Castle 14:58 15:28 16:13
120.4 74.8   Black Hills Category 3 KOM 15:00 15:30 16:15
121.0 75.2   Turn left at T junction 15:01 15:31 16:16
123.4 76.7   Turn left at T junction 15:04 15:35 16:21
124.4 77.3 R127 Turn left at T junction to Skerries Road 15:05 15:36 16:23
127.9 79.5   Bridge (Height Restriction 11' 3" or 3.44 M) 15:09 15:41 16:29
128.0 79.5   At roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Rush to Millers Lane 15:10 15:42 16:30
128.5 79.8   Turn left at 4 roads cross to Golf Links Road 15:10 15:42 16:30
129.0 80.2   Turn left at T junction to Holmpatrick 15:11 15:43 16:31
129.2 80.3   Ramp 15:11 15:43 16:32
129.4 80.4   Finish line 4th passage – Finish 15:11 15:44 16:32

Ardee to Skerries

Skerries


The end stage race of 2016 An Post Rás Cycling event will be welcomed into Skerries in North County Dublin for a record 11th consecutive year on Sunday 29 May 2016.

Skerries is a sea-side town lying on the east coast of Ireland. The name Skerries was derived from the Norse word meaning group of rocky islands. Skerries is a thriving fishing town with a lot to offer to the tourist. It is situated 18 miles from Dublin City Centre .

Since 2006, the eighth and final stage of the competition has ended in Skerries. In preparation for the thrilling finale of An Post Rás, the local organizing committee puts on a range of fun events for residents and spectators visiting the community. The race attracts thousands to Skerries, as cycling enthusiasts and revellers line the town’s streets to watch riders finish their gruelling tour of Ireland.
 
Each year the community also hosts a large street party and crafts market to coincide with the finale.

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  • Post Insurance 
  • UCI
  • The Irish Sports Council (new window) 
  • Cycling Ireland
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