45- 50 KM
46km route on undulating roads. Down the N81, turn left for Baltyboys, Humphreystown, Hollywood glen, right onto Chaney’s Lane, N81, Sparrow Road, Dunlavin, Tober, backroad to Ballymore, Bishopshill, Home
48km Flat, Kilbride, Lisheens, Saggart, Newcastle Lyons, Canal, Blue Door, Castlewarden, Arthurstown, Rathmore, Eadestown, Home
53km flat loop out through Citywest, Newcastle Lyons, Ardclough, Bluedoor, Castlewarden, Rathmore, Eadestown and Blessington.
55km route on flattish roads. Down the N81, Hollywood,Dunlavin, Old N9, Nicholstown, Milemill, Brannockstown, Ballymore, Bishopshill, Home.
56km flat loop out through Eadestown, Naas, Carragh, Prosperous, back by the Canal, Digby Bridge, Sallins, backroad by Naas Golf club, Johnstown, Kill, Rathmore, Glending and home.
57km hilly. Out over Baltyboys, Hollywood, Donard, Whitestown, Dunlavin, Ardinode, Ballymore, Bishopshill and home to Blessington
61 – 70KM
61km flat. Out through Naas, Blacktrench Road, Kilmeague, Prosperous, Canal, Digby Bridge, Sallins, Johnstown, Eadestown, Glending and home.
67km Flat(ish), Hollywood, Dunlavin, Rathsalagh. Timollin Terrace, Burtown, Old N9. Brannockstown,, Ballymore, Bishopshill. Home
70km route on flattish roads. Down the N81, Baltinglass, along the R747, Ballitore, Old N9, Crookstown, Dunlavin, Tober, backroad to Ballymore, Bishopshill, Home
71 – 80KM
72km flat route. Out by Naas, Sallins, Straffan, Maynooth, Celbridge, Newcastle, Castlewarden, Cromwellstown, Brittas, Lisheens, Redlane, Blessington
72km undulating. Down the N81, Turn off at Whitestown and take the backroads to Rathdangan (coffee stop). Then straight over the crossroads and up the climb bypassing Ballinabarney. On to Donard, Hollywood Glen, up the N81 and home to Blessington
75 Km mostly flat loop out through Naas, Carragh, Prosperous, Donadea, Ladychapel, Taghadoe X roads, Celbridge, Ardclough, Castlewarden, Kilteel, hempstown quarries, N81 and home
76Km Down the N81 to Whitestown, Turn left at Castleruddery and right at the Xroads at the top of the hill. Then it’s along the back roads through Talbotstown to Rathdangan. After the stop it’s off to Mullan XRoads, Ballinabarney, Donard, Hollywood Glen, N81 and home.
78km flat loop out through Citywest, Lucan, Kill, Punchestown, Ballymore and Blessington
78km route on flattish roads. Down the N81, Baltinglass, along the R747, N78, Burtown House, (coffee) Ballitore, Old N9, Crookstown, Dunlavin, Tober, backroad to Ballymore, Bishopshill, Home
79km lumpy loop down the N81 for 22km then left and immediately right heading on back roads to Rathdangan for Coffee, Then it’s over the drag up Ballinabarney Gap then down to the Glen Lounge and right at Castleruddery Xroads to Donard, Hollywood Glen, N81 and home.
80km flat. Out through Naas, Blacktrench Road, Hill of Allen, Milltown, Left for the Curragh, Newbridge (Insomnia on the Main St for coffee?), Kilcullen, Dunlavin, Hollywood, N81 and home.
81 – 90KM
87km Flat loop. Down the N81, Whitestown, Baltinglass, Castledermot, Old N9. Crookstown, KIlcullen, Branockstown, Ballymore, Bishopshill and home
93Km Out through Valleymount, Wicklow Gap, Waterfall, Sallygap, Glencree, over the Featherbeds, Bohernabreena, Stone Cross Climb, Brittas, Lisheens, Kilbride and home
91 – 100KM
100km hilly. Out over Bishopshill, Ballymore, Ardinode, Dunlavin, Crookstown, Ballitore, Baltinglass, Kiltegan, turn left up the steep hill just before Hacketstown and take the backroads to Rathdangan (coffee stop). Then over Ballinabarney. On to Ballinaclea, Donard, Hollywood Glen, up the N81and home to Blessington
101 – 110KM
101km flat. Out through Ballymore, Kilcullen, Curragh, Dunmurray, Kilmeague, Prosperous, Celbridge,Newcastle, Castlewarden, Arthurstown, Eadestown and home.
101 flat Down the N81 to Baltinglass, across the R418 to Castledermot and then on towards Athy, turn right a couple of km before Athy, and right again onto the N78 linkroad and left for Ballitore. Then join the old N9 north to Kilcullen, Brannockstown, Ballymore and then finishing over Bishopshill for the only climb of the day. Coffee stop options at Crookstown Garage or why not try the Green Barn at Burtown House for a posh Coffee. It’s about 6km along the N78, on the right heading east.
102km flat loop out through Citywest, Lucan, Dunboyne, Summerhill, Garadice (coffee), Kilcock, Maynooth, Straffan, Kill, Eadestown and Blessington.
Event Preparation Rides
123km loop. Out through Valleymount, over the Wicklow Gap, Laragh, Shay Elliot climb, Turn left at Glenmalure X roads to Greenane, go right over the bridge in Greenane and up the very steep climb. Then straight on to Aughrim for Coffee. Then on wards through Tinahealy. About 3km after Tinahealy go right for Knockannana, Mullane X roads, Ballinabarney, Donard, out to the N81 and home. Care needed on roads, particularly on descents as the road surface will be in poor condition
153km flattish Out by Hollywood, Dunlavin, Old N9 south to Castledermot, Athy, Stradbally (Coffee). Then towards Portlaoise, Just before the town go right at the roundabout, bypass Emo on to Portarlington, Rathdangan, Boston Hill, Blacktrench Road, Just berfore Naas take a left for Sallins then take the backroad for Johnstown, Rathmore, Eadestown and home.
190km with major ascent (3200m😯). Download route to Garmin for proper navigation but the route is roughly;- Golden Hill, Kilbride, Kippure Hse, Army Camp, Seahan, Bohernabreena, Piperstown, Featherbeds, Rockbrook, Rathfarnham (College Rd), Lamb Doyles, Barnacullia, Glencullen, Devil’s Elbow, Glencree Armory Cafe, Sally Gap, Lugalla, Ballinastoe, Old Long Hill, Long Hill, Callary Bog, Redlane, Glenview, G.o.t.D, Delgany, Kilcoole, Ashford, Devil’s Glen, Annamoe, Laragh, Glenmacneas, Sally Gap, Ciaran Jones Br. Ballydonnel, Gap Rd, Lacken, Valleymount, Home
223km route on hilly then flat roads. Wicklow Gap, Sally Gap, Bohernabreena, Newcastle Lyons, Maynooth, Summerhill, Kilcock, Newtown, Prosperous, Boston Hill, Curragh, Kilcullen, Dunlavin, Tober, backroad to Ballymore, Bishopshill and Home