Meath Kildare Tour Cycle 2016
Summerhill GFC are delighted to present our first Annual Meath and Kildare Cycle Tour taking place on Sunday the 3rd of July at 9AM. We have three different routes to cater for elite athletes, keen cyclists and families. The routes are 90km, 50km and 15km. Refreshments provided on the day for everyone taking part. This event will act as a fundraiser for the Players Injury Fund.
The club are also delighted to announce that they will make a donation to Pieta House from this fundraiser.
The event starts and finishes at Summerhill GAA grounds and takes in wonderful views of the Meath and Kildare country side on what promises to be a great day for all. The routes are mostly over gently undulating country roads with a few steeper inclines like Newtown Hill in Kildare and the Breemount Hill in Meath.
Come and join us on Sunday the 3rd of July and enjoy the wonderful scenic routes that the Meath and Kildare countryside has to offer.
- Registration begins at 8am
- Start time 9am
- Breakdown assistance and vehicles en route.
- Food for all cyclists at clubhouse after the event
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Routes & Prices.
Prices for the routes are shown in the table. Note there is a €5 discount for registering online for the 90km and 50km routes.
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The route starts at Summerhill and heads out by the Moy turns for Ferans Lock at Agher Cross. You then head south in to Kildare past Knockanally and the first test of the day at Newtown hill. Then it’s on to Ballagh Cross and past Donadea Forest Park to the main Kilcock Clane road where the route heads north again in through the town of Kilcock. The route then take the cyclists back through Garadice and back in to Summerhill Village and on to the clubhouse for some well-earned refreshments.
The 90km route is for those elite and enthusiastic cycle. This follows the same route as the 50Km cycle until you return to Summerhill where you turn for Dunboyne at the roundabout on the Kilcock road. The route heads out past Moynalvey before turning for Culmullen and then crossing the Trim Dublin road and on to the outskirts of Dunshauglin. The route then turns west again out past Kileen Castle Golf Resort and on to Dunsany. From Dunsany it’s then on to village of Kilmessen and on to Bective. Turning left in Bective the route take you back to Laracor on the Trim Summerhill road via Scurlogstown. At Laracor it’s on to Breemount hill and back to Summerhill village and on to the clubhouse.
Cyclists on the 90km can return to the clubhouse for refreshments at the 50km point that takes you back to Summerhill before continuing on if they wish.
The 15km is an ideal route for the leisure cyclist and for all younger cyclists or families. The route starts at Summerhill and heads out by the Moy turns for Ferans Lock at Agher Cross. At Ardrums the route turns left up "The Dark Road" through Coole on out to the Kiclock Summerhill Road and back through Springvalley to Summerhill.