Riders had a total of 175 hours to complete the WAWA. They needed to obtain “proof of passage” from a variety of commercial and information controls along the way. However, their journey was broken at roughly 300 km intervals with accommodation providing shelter and a place to rest. The final control in Derry remained open until the official event clock stopped after seven days and seven hours.
Fifty-six riders began the challenge, of whom thirty-five finished within the time limit.
My name is Richard Guthrie, and the following is the story of my preparation for, and participation in, the Wild Atlantic Way Audax.
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