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The Meath Heritage Cycle tour which has been organised by Meath Local Sports Partnership for the past 10 years will not be taking place in 2019. We would like to thank all the people who supported Meath LSP in making the event happen over the years including our organising committee, partner agencies, sponsors, community groups/ clubs, volunteers and the many cyclists who took part, a sincere thank you to all.
A legacy of the Meath Heritage Cycle tour will be the development of a permanently signed 50k cycle route. Funding for this cycle route has been provided by Meath County Council under the Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure Scheme and is linked to the Blueway development in Trim. It will be known as the Meath Heritage 50k Cycle route & will start and finish under the watchful eye of St John`s Castle in Trim. The development of this route not only for local leisure cyclists but for active tourists visiting Meath is anticipated as being hugely beneficial to the local economy. Cycling’s popularity as a recreational pursuit, coupled with a growing interest in sustainable tourism, health and the environment is making cycling an increasingly popular holiday activity which in turn generates economic impacts from visitor spending and employment.
We fully anticipate to officially open this route by mid June 2019. Our plan is to hold a cycle event to coincide with this launch. Keep an eye on our website for more information – www.meathsports.ie .
By way of information and for those who never experienced the enjoyment of being part of the Meath Heritage Cycle tour, the route which will be permanently sign posted is detailed below.
Meath Heritage 50k Cycle route:
Start at castle Street, left at roundabout and then right for Marcie Regan`s, turning left for Kiltale. From here it will turn left at Pike Corner through Kilmessan village, out towards Crocketts of Bective, turning right to Bellinter cross and then right again up towards Tara Golf club before commencing the approach up to the Hill if Tara and the much anticipated homemade muffin & tea in Maguires cafe. Stunning views from the Hill include the Hills of Slane & Skryne and the undulating countryside of the Boyne Valley. Having taken a much earned break, cyclist then heads straight down to Belpere Cross and Dunsany Castle. A number of small journeys along the boreens eventually bring the cyclist out at Dunsany Lodge. Taking great care in crossing this busy road, turn right, once past Kiltale GFC take a left and a right at next t junction before turning left at Foxtown and down this quite road to Ginnets Great on the Summerhill road. Turn right, return to Trim and finish at Castle Street.