65 Roses Cycle Friday March 30th – Information
Only a day to go before the Malone Group 65 Roses Cycle. We are delighted that you have decided to take up the challenge.
With your support we are aiming to raise €3,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
65km cycle starts from Malone Group office, Blanchardstown Corporate Park at 10am sharp
- Registration opens at 9:00am
- There is free parking available on site
- Once you arrive please sign in to register.
A card with emergency contact numbers will be available at registration. Please take this with you on the cycle. Day insurance with Cycling Ireland with thanks to Blanch Wheelies, is required and will be available for €5 for those not already not members of Cycle Ireland.
There will be tea/coffee and scones available before we start so arrive early.
Bags can be left in the office.
Safety – Please ensure that you have the following as a minimum
- Helmets are compulsory
- Roadworthy bike, spare tubes, levers, working brakes
- Mobile phone – if you become detached and need support it is essential. We do not want anyone to get into distress. Phone 01 8665890 if in difficulty for any reason
The following are recommended:
- Suitable cycling clothes (rainwear can be left in one of the roving van if the weather changes).
- At least one fluid bottle. We will be on the road about 3 hours
- Be sure to keep some energy giving food such as bars, bananas etc. with you and eat regularly.
We are cycling on open roads and the Rules of the Road apply. Obey traffic lights and cycle no more than two abreast. Be conscious of oncoming traffic and traffic trying to pass. Call to the rest of the group when cars are trying to pass.
The roads are in fairly good condition but if you are at the front of a group make sure you call the pot holes left, right or center as those behind you may not see them. When cycling in a group, allow enough braking distance between you and the cyclist in front when coming down hills.
Please remember it is not a race. We recommend cyclists at similar levels and speed should work together as it is a more enjoyable experience in a group.
The 65km route is available on https://www.strava.com/routes/7690400
The 20km route is available on https://www.strava.com/routes/12050753
These can be downloaded to the Strava app on any smartphone.
Support personnel will be positioned at major junctions.
Mid way stop at Culmullin Primary School.
Enjoy your day and thank you for supporting Cystic Fibrosis Ireland!
The 65 Roses Cycle Route
Malone Group – Ratoath
Exit and turn right onto roundabout Following signage for Ratoath
Straight through 3 roundabouts following Ratoath road
Section length 12km
Turn left at T Junction (Warning Gravel on Road)
3rd Exit off Roundabout into Ratoath Village
Right turn onto Skreen Road at ‘The Auld Stand’ Pub
Straight Through Cross Road (lights at Junction)
Ratoath to Skreen Village
Straight onto Skreen Road
Left at Swans Pub at Skreen Village
Section length 9km
Skreen Village – Dunshaughlin – Culmullin Stop
Straight for 3km
Left onto old N3 Dublin Direction (Warning rough surface on hard shoulder for 1.5km)
At First Roundabout take 2nd exit heading for Trim
Straight through 4 roundabouts heading for Trim
At 6th Roundabout take 2nd Exit Trim
After 250m take left for Kilcock R125
Food Stop at Culmullin School Carpark
Section length 15km
Culmullin Stop – Clonee
Straight 4km to Cross Roads turn left for Dunboyne (Warning bad bend after 2km)
Straight for 14km R156
Through Roundabout at Dunboyne, Through Dunboyne Village
After 2km take 2nd Exit at small Roundabout
After 200m take 2nd exit off Roundabout (Signed N3 Dublin)
Section Length 14km
Clonee (Facebook Site) – Finish (Ballycoolin Road)
After 75m take 3rd Exit at Roundabout (Signed Damastown R156)
2km Straight – Left at Lights (Signed Damastown)
3rd Exit at next Roundabout
1.5 KM 1st Exit at next Roundabout (Ballycoolin)
3rd Exit at next Roundabout (Ballycoolin)
Straight through next Roundabout
3rd Exit at Tyrellstown Roundabout (Ballycoolin)
1st Exit at Ballycoolin Roundabout (Airport)
Arrive at last Roundabout 3rd exit for Malone Group (Warning)
Section Length 7km