The opening part of day four will allow the participants an opportunity to shake off the lactic acid that has been built up over the previous three days before they take on the Hill of Tara. The area is steeped in mythology and historical significance having once been the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, however we doubt there will be many ‘in the seat’ on this particular day! Retracing the steps of Queen Maeve and her army, the route goes on to Drogheda before turning south along the coastline overlooking the Irish Sea. Stunningly scenic, the coastal stretch should afford everyone the chance to regain their strength (and hopefully top up their tans) before arriving in Dublin where the last hill awaits in Howth. Not the longest climb in the world but one that will be a tough test after four days in the saddle and of course we will be bringing you the toughest way up it!