Last Updated : 18 February, 2011
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2011 Race Routes

Time Trials:

Antrim 10 T.T.  Park in Drumkeeran Road.   Start on A26 Lisnevenagh Road 100 metres on the Ballymena side of Drumkeeran Road Antrim (this is 3-miles from Dunsilly roundabout), Start, proceed north for 5-miles on A26 to Bellee roundabout Ballymena, proceed around Bellee roundabout taking the 4th exit back onto A26 Lisnevenagh Road, proceed for 5-miles and finish 100 metres before the Drumkeeran Road. 

Ballynure 10 T.T.  Park on Hard Shoulder of A8.  Start on the A8 from a lay-by 1-mile on the Larne side of Ballynure at the top of the hill.  Proceed 4.5-miles to the Millbrook Roundabout, proceed around the roundabout taking the 4th exit back onto the A8 to Ballynure.  Proceed 5.5-miles on A8 and finish at the Newtownabbey Boundary sign 300 yards before Beattie's Chip Shop Ballynure.

Antrim 25 T.T.  Park on Oldwood Road up from the Ramble Inn on A26 Antrim.  Start on A26 close to Oldwood Rd Antrim (near Dunsilly roundabout), proceed north on A26 to Bellee roundabout Ballymena, proceed around the roundabout and back onto A26 towards Antrim, proceed south on A26 to Dunsilly roundabout Antrim, proceed around the roundabout and north back onto the A26, proceed north to Ballee roundabout Ballymena, proceed around the roundabout back onto the A26, proceed south on A26 to finish line opposite Oldwood Road and just before Dunsilly roundabout Antrim.  Total distance 25-miles.

Pursuits:

Kilroot Pursuit Course 18-miles.  Park on Hard Shoulder of A2 near Beltoy Road, Kilroot.  Start (M) on A2 Larne Rd Kilroot near Beltoy Rd, proceed 11.5 miles to Glynn turn left into Rectory Rd, proceed 2 miles to Glenoe turn left into Carrickfergus Rd (M), proceed 0.3 of a mile, turn left (between houses) into Ballywillin Rd / Beltoy Rd (M), proceed 6 miles to finish line at the 30-mph limit signs (M) on the Beltoy Rd before Larne Rd junction Kilroot.

Hill Climbs:

Cairncastle Course 1.9-miles.  Parking at Ballygalley Car Park, take the road at the side of Ballygalley Castle Hotel one mile to Cairncastle near Meeting House Pub.  Start from the bottom of Ballycoose Road (M) and proceed 1.9-miles to the top of Ballycoose Road and finish above the Hilltop Car Park (M).

Knockagh Course 1.5-miles.  Start (M) on Knockagh Rd Monkstown proceed 1.5 miles to finish line (M) at the top of the hill @ Tee junction - Slevetrue Road.

Road Race Courses: 

(M) is for Marshal.

Ballycarry Course 29-miles.  Parking at Lay-By beside Cemetery.  Start (M) near Ballycarry Cemetery (B90) proceed 0.3 of a mile and turn left into Manse Road (M), proceed for 2-miles and turn left onto Beltoy Road (M), proceed 3-miles and turn left into Dawlway's Bawn Road (M), proceed 0.5 and turn left into Bridge End Road (M), proceed 2.5-miles to the finish line near Ballycarry Cemetery (M).  Then 3 more laps of the same circuit.

Ballyvallagh Road Course 30-miles.  Near Ballynure.  Road runs between Ballynure and Ballycarry.   Start (M) on Ballyvallagh Rd near Ballyfore Road, proceed 2.1 miles and turn left into Castletown Rd (M), proceed 0.5 of a mile and turn left into Carrickfergus Rd (M), proceed and at 4.7 miles covered keep left at Newline junction (M), proceed for 1 mile and turn left into Ballyvallagh Road (M), proceed 1.3 miles to the finish at 6-miles covered.  Complete 4 more laps.  Total 30-miles.

Bellahill Course 24-miles.  Near Ballycarry, 2nd road on the right going up the Beltoy Road from Kilroot.  Start (M) on Bellahill 1.25 miles from Beltoy Rd junction, proceed on Bellahill 0.75 of a mile turn left into Manse Rd (M), proceed 1 mile turn left into Beltoy Rd (M), proceed 2 miles turn left into Bellahill (M), proceed 1.25 miles to finish line (M).  Complete 4 more laps.

Brown's Bay Course 28-miles. Start on main road at Brown's Bay Car Park at Seafront (M), proceed 1-mile and turn left into Ballylumford Road (M), proceed 1.7-miles and turn left into Hollow Road (M), proceed 1.6-miles and turn left into Brown's Bay Road (M), proceed 1.4-miles to finish line at the top of the hill before decent into Brown's Bay.  Complete 4 more laps.

Cairn Road Course 28-miles.  Last road on the right going up Newline from Carrick, before Tee junction.   Start (M) on Cairn Road 1 miles from the Newline junction.  Start on Cairn Road (M), proceed on Cairn Road for 1.5 miles, turn left into Loughmorne Road (M), proceed and at 3.8 miles turn left into Ballyvallagh Rd (M), proceed and at 4.1 miles turn left into Watch Hill Road (M), proceed and at 5.6 miles turn left into Newline (M), proceed and at 5.9 miles turn left into Cairn Road (M), proceed to finish line (M) at 6.9 miles covered.  Complete 3 more laps = 27.6 miles.

Glenoe Course 22-miles.  In the village of Glenoe.  Start (M) on Rectory Rd Glenoe near bridge, proceed 0.25 of a mile turn left into little link Rd (M), proceed 0.2 of a mile turn left into Carrickfergus Rd (M), proceed 0.8 of a mile turn left into Rectory Rd (M), proceed 0.25 of a mile to finish line near bridge (M), that completes the circuit.  Complete 21 more laps.

Madigan Grand Prix (Open) Course 55.5-miles. Parking / Changing / Sign-On at Eden Playing Fields Beltoy Road, Kilroot.  Start (M) on A2 Larne Rd Kilroot near Beltoy Rd, proceed on (A2)10.5 miles to Glynn turn left into Rectory Rd, proceed 2 miles to Glenoe turn left into Carrickfergus Rd (M), proceed 0.3 of a mile turn left (between houses) into Ballywillan Rd (M), proceed 5.7 miles turn left into A2 Larne Rd Kilroot (M), proceed 0.3 of a mile to finish line (at end of hard shoulder) (M).  Complete 2 more laps.

Moss Road Course 24-miles.  Moss Rd is off the Ballyfore Rd which is off the Ballyvallagh Road.  Near Ballynure.   Start (M) on Ballyfore Rd near Moss Rd, proceed 1 mile turn left into Ballyrickard Rd B 100 (M), proceed 1.2 miles turn left into Castletown Rd (M), proceed 1.3 miles turn left into Moss Rd (M), proceed 0.5 of a mile to finish line.  Complete 5 more laps.

Waterfront Crit (Open) Course.  Carrickfergus Seafront.  Parking at Marine Gardens.  Start (M) from outside the Library, Joymount, proceed to mini roundabout turn left (M), proceed short distance to A2 Marine Highway turn left (M), proceed 0.5 of a mile turn into Taylors Avenue (M), turn left into Scotch Quarter (M), proceed to mini roundabout (M), proceed through small painted roundabout into Joymount and on to the finish line at the lay-by near the library (M).  Various races and distances.

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