ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

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ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

Post by Flintlock » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:14 pm

Ok folks, my Saturday's ride out will be as follows

09.30 Leave Meelmore Lodge and head past Spelga through Hilltown, Rathfriland, Moneyslane, Dromara, Hillsborough, Stonyford. We will then take in a bit of the Ulster GP circuit, then on to Ballyclare, towards Larne, then turn North over the Glens of Antrim, through Armory and then to Ballymoney where we will visit the Robert & Joey Dunlop memorial garden and Joey's pub.

We will then make our way to Portrush, taking in a bit of the North West 200 circuit. We will stop at Portrush for lunch. From Portrush we will follow the coastal route, taking in the Torr road. We will pass through Larne and follow the coast through Carrickfergus & Belfast, then South to Newcastle & Meelmore.

This will be an all day ride (approx 270 miles) there will be lots of stops for pics smokes etc. I expect we should be back for around 8-9pm

The route will be all tarmac.

I am aware that this might be to long a ride for some who will have already covered big miles to get here, but there will be a shorter more local ride out to avail of, or of course members will be free to do their own thing

Flintlock

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Re: ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

Post by MarkN » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:00 pm

I'll be up for this, sounds great. Thanks for organising.

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Re: ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

Post by davem » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Will this route go past the Giant's Causeway?

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Re: ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

Post by Flintlock » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:55 pm

davem wrote:Will this route go past the Giant's Causeway?
Yes it will, should be passing there shortly after lunch

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Re: ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

Post by Browndog » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:02 am

Sounds excellent!!

If you make the effort to go then you want to see as much as possible :) :)

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Re: ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

Post by davem » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:29 am

Flintlock wrote:Yes it will, should be passing there shortly after lunch
Great, count me in then.

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Re: ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

Post by ynotbiker » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:56 am

nice one love long rides and plenty to see thanks for sorting this.never done Ireland so what a treat would it be possible to mapsource the route in case wanted to crack on to scenic spots away from main group.

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Re: ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

Post by Flintlock » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:11 am

ynotbiker wrote:nice one love long rides and plenty to see thanks for sorting this.never done Ireland so what a treat would it be possible to mapsource the route in case wanted to crack on to scenic spots away from main group.
Dont know much about mapsource but hopefully there wil be plenty of senic stops on route. More than happy to point out a few extra locations on a map on Friday night

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Re: ABR Ireland Flintlocks ride out

Post by SPEN » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:17 pm

Sounds like a good route ;)

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Re: ABR Ireland Rally Flintlocks rideout Roll call

Post by Flintlock » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:53 pm

Ok folks looking to see who is up for this one, I need rough numbers to book seats for lunch. As previously mentioned it is an all day ride of roughly 270 miles, but you will get plenty of stops and it will be at a relaxed pace

Names I have so far are

Sparky40
Gubbo
MarkN
DaveM
Ynobiker
Dixy

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