Registration for the 39th edition of the Wicklow 200 – Ireland’s longest-running annual sportive – opens on Friday 6th December 2019, with the 2020 event taking place on 7th June 2020.
Established in 1982, the Wicklow 200 is Ireland’s premier road cycling sportive with hundreds taking up the 200-kilometre challenging each year.
The Wicklow 200 – and its partner event the Wicklow 100 Challenge – take in many of the most iconic climbs in Ireland’s ‘Garden County’ in an event that is among the most arduous and most revered annual cycling events on the world calendar.
The ride takes place every June and attracts cyclists from many different countries.
As the name suggests, the event covers over 200 kilometres around Co. Wicklow, a major international cycling destination.
A test of grit and determination for the legs, the route covers up to 2,697 metres of climbing.
The shorter Wicklow 100 Challenge takes place on the same day, and shares most of its route with the Wicklow 200.
Posted by Wicklow 200 on Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Wicklow 200 Route Description
Starting at Bray Emmets GAA Club, the route takes riders to Enniskerry, Old Long Hill, Roundwood and Laragh.
Into the Wicklow Gap it continues through Hollywood, Baltinglass, Aghavannagh, Slieve Maan, Glenmalure, Drumgoff, Rathdrum, south through Ballinaclash before turning north for Glenealy and Ashford.
The route then takes the riders through Newcastle, Kilcoole, Greystones, up the short climb at Windgates before cutting west to Enniskerry and on to the finish at Bray Emmets.
The Wicklow 100 will veer left in Laragh and head straight to Rathdrum before returning on the same route as the Wicklow 200.
The I.V.C.A, supported by the Wicklow County Council and Irish Red Cross, will have approximately 200 volunteers helping out on the day providing first-aid cover, mechanical breakdown cover, route marshalling, car parking, changing rooms, showers and refreshment stops along the way and at the finish in Bray Emmets GAA Club.
All finishers will be presented with a special Wicklow 200 medal.
The event is organised by the Irish Veteran Cyclists Association.
The event starts and finishes in Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Wicklow 200 Registration
- Launch special price – €65 until 20th December 2019.
- Early bird price – €70 until 31st January 2020.
- Full price – €75 from 1st February.