Originally Posted by OleRodrigo
If you get the weather, the Antrim 300 is a fantastic route.
Just did this yesterday and I agree. We had sunshine until the sun went down, then suffered the last two climbs in the dark and the rain.
Torr head is a beautifully sculpted torture device, I wasn't quite expecting the gradients there. Just kept thinking "what possessed anyone to build roads like this".
The last main climb over Slieveanorra ends in a fantastic view over the countryside and you might be fooled into believing that the suffering is almost done. The route planner had other ideas. Broughshane and Big Collin are horrific for tired legs, made worse by the rain in my case. A nice easy finish from Ballyclare lifted my spirits though.
My first 300k done, a very long day in the saddle but surprisingly it wouldn't put me off going back.