2018 is the 37th consecutive year of Ireland’s toughest cycling challenge, the Wicklow 200.
The event, and the newer Wicklow 100 Challenge taking place on the same day, includes many of the most difficult mountains in Co. Wicklow and some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland.
Before the event please read the information below
PLEASE NOTE: For 2018 the Start/Finish is located at the Bray Emmets GAA Club.
Bray Emmets GAA, Old Connaught Ave, Old Connaught, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
To register and sign on for the event you must PRINT OUT THE REGISTRATION PAGE WITH THE BARCODE from the email sent to you by Eventmaster when you first registered. Or bring your mobile phone for scanning.
BRING YOUR BARCODE PAGE to sign on where it will be scanned and you will be given your race pack including your official bike number and wristband, T-shirt and vouchers.
Once you have registered and your barcode has been scanned, you are ready to ride the event. Just fit the official bike number to your handlebars and go to the start line for the start on Sunday morning. Be sure to wear your wristband to access food stops along the route.
IF YOU HAVE SIGNED ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO SO AGAIN ON THE MORNING OF THE EVENT. YOU CAN PROCEED TO THE START LINE WITH YOUR CHOSEN GROUP.
Note: As always, it is possible to decide out on the course whether you want to do the 200km or 100km route. The routes diverge at Laragh where you must make the big decision!
It’s advisable to have a clear idea before you start.
If you are definitely doing the 200km route or you are not sure which one you will do, please choose to start at 7am. If you are sure you are going to do the 100km event please start at 8am.
ORGANISER’S ADVICE: If you arrive at Laragh and you are in any doubt as to whether you can finish the 200km, we would suggest that you choose to complete the 100km.
YOU SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE ROUTE SPLIT IN LARAGH BEFORE 10:30AM IF YOU PLAN TO COMPLETE THE 200.
The finishing time to arrive back in Bray Emmets is 8pm.
PLEASE NOTE: The Baltinglass food stop will close at 1pm and Rathdrum food stop will close at 4.30pm.
Bray Emmets GAA Club in Bray, Co Wicklow which offers ample parking for entrants. On the morning you may also be directed to park at St Gerard’s School which is less than 1km from the start line.
NOTE: There is no parking available in local housing estates or on the road outside the venue.
Arrive early. There may be some delays as you leave the motorway. We are doing everything in our power to keep everyone moving.
To see the routes and map profiles please click the links below
First-Aid will be provided on the day by the Red Cross. If you do experience a medical emergency phone the Medical Helpline number which is on your bike number. Give clear and precise information on the nature of the injury and where the casualty is located and give your contact number.
Everybody is expected to bring the basics with them on the day i.e. Puncture repair kit, spare tube, pump and tyre levers.
It is strongly advised that you know how to fix a simple puncture as this could save you a lot of waiting time on the day.
There will be mechanical service vehicles on both routes during the day.
If you encounter a problem that you are unable to sort yourself phone the Mechanical helpline number which will be printed on your bike number.
Please give clear and precise information on the nature of the problem, where you are located and give your contact number.
The coordinator will inform the nearest backup team to assist you but please understand that they may take some considerable time to reach you. It is strongly advised that you have a full service carried out on your bike before the event.
There are two feed stations supplying event food:
YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR WRISTBAND TO ACCESS FEED STATIONS.
Please Note: Hot food will also be waiting for you at the finish line.
As well as water being available at the food stations there are also two water stops on mountain summits:
PLEASE NOTE: The feed station in Baltinglass is open until 1pm and Rathdrum is open until 4.30pm.
Riders are encouraged to enjoy their surroundings without environmental impact
PLEASE BRING YOUR LITTER BACK TO THE FINISH AREA. Gel wrappers and energy bar wrappers can be exchanged at the finish line for tickets in a prize draw.
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After you cross the finish line (and catch your breath!), you can proceed to the clearly marked Medal Collection Area to collect your medal.
There will be a hot meal for all participants.
There are male and female shower facilities available in Bray Emmets.