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Participants will take on a 62km route around the scenic shores Carlingford Lough starting and finishing in the Albert Basin, Newry.
The route will follow the coastline from Newry to Greenore through the picturesque villages of Omeath and Carlingford. The Scenic Carlingford Ferry will provide a crossing from Greenore to Greencastle. Cyclists will continue their coastal route around the outskirts of Kilkeel, through Rostrevor and Warrenpoint before finishing in Newry.
The 2021 event will take place under the current government guidelines for Covid 19. Organisers have made several changes to the format of the event, including a limit on the number of participants taking part. There will be no mass start and no event day registration. All essentials will be posted and riders will simply arrive and start immediately.
There will be 3 sailing times for the ferry: 9am, 11am and 1pm. Riders will choose a sailing time when they enter. It is then up to each rider to start in time to meet their chosen sailing time.
There will be the usual route marking and marshals on the course. Tea and coffee will be available at the start, the Greenore terminal, a food stop in Greencastle and post event food at the finish area.