Friday, May 02, 2008

The Ulster Way - only 600 miles to go

Tango & Cash Ulster Way logoWe start our 600 mile Ulster Way circuit tomorrow morning, Saturday 3 May, leaving from Belfast City Hall at 8am.

The plan is to head out the tow-path to Lisburn, swing round through Carryduff, Stormont to Holywood, coastal path and road to Portaferry, over on the ferry to Strangford, then the Lecale Way all the way to Newcastle. The guts of 100 miles on day 1.

If you fancy the spin, meet ready to go at 8 am at the City Hall on Saturday 3 May, or at the car park at the entrance to Slieve Donard Hotel at 7am on Sunday morning, from where we will be attacking the Mournes and the Ring of Gullion, before heading up the Newry Canal path to Tandragee, where we finish day 2. From there, we go west, young man.

We are joined on the first 3 days by two Transalp Challenge 2008 hopefuls, Mickey and Declan, plus a few extra folks for day 2, and a few others will be joining us for bits of various days, if they are as good as their word.

The plan is to keep the site up to date every night, to prove we still live, but it may not happen.

See all trip detail at our Ulster Way Blog


aquaasho said...

Oh best of luck I didn't realise it was that time already!! Give it socks! (Although maybe it doesn't count cos you don't have a girlie....)

Anonymous said...

Tango passed my house at Donaghadee at 1:40pm today quickly followed by Cash and the rest of the 7 man gang. Nearly 50 miles done. All look in surprisingly good shape despite 2 punctures, one map error and a head wind along the Ards coast. Best of luck guys.
Big T.

Herngutter said...

Good luck Tango and Cash.
Just looked at your route for the first time- amazing- I suggest you have 2 or maybe even 3 weetablix tomorrow.
The route through the Mournes is crazy-your plumbers insulation will be a must.
Its late in the day but do you have an ETA for Rostrevor.
If I don't see you -ATB

Anonymous said...

They plan to leave Newcastle @ 7:00am. Will be doing well to make it over the Mournes to Rostrevor by 11:00am; then it's over to Newry, the entire Ring of Gullion Waymarked Way followed by the Newry Canal towpath. A lotta miles and alotta of big hills - some effort!
Try calling 07740 180836 to arrange to meet them on the route.
Big T.

Tango and Cash said...

Thanks guys - all starts now at 8am! Yaawwwwn!!!!

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