Climbs on the Wicklow 200 and Wicklow 100

  The 2016 Routes and Climbs

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ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Starting in Greystones and heading to Kilmacanogue, Roundwood, Laragh, the Wicklow Gap, Holywood, Baltinglass, Aghavannagh, Slieve Mann, Drumgoff, Glenmalure, Rathdrum, south to the Meeting of the Waters and on to Avoca, a left turn through the villiage, past the now famous Ballykiss Angels pub and on to Redcross, Ballinderrig, then Kilmacurra, Ashford on on to the finish in Greystones.

The Wicklow 100 will veer left in Laragh and straight to Rathdrum for the checkpoint there and return on the same route as the Wicklow 200.

Per Centage Gradients: At 1-2% you’ll barely notice it, like riding into a bit of a head wind. 3-4 % most people will do this quite easily. It rates as hill for a Novice-rider but to an Experienced Rider it is a mere bump. 5-7% will start to bother Novice rider, Experienced Riders will start to find it interesting. 8-9% Novice riders will find this difficult. 10-15% is going to hurt a Novice-Rider and they may give in, Experienced Riders will be challenged by this. 15% or greater and you’re in the “praying to your deity of choice” territory. This is going to be tough. Novice Riders simply will not have enough strength to push themselves up this sort of a climb. Experienced Riders will be challenged by this gradient.

The long Hill W 200 and W100
Distance: 4.07 km Start: 11.44 km End: 15.51 km Min: 89 m Max: 287 m
Elevation gain: 221 m Elevation loss: -24 m Grade: 6.0%

Wicklow Gap W 200 Distance:
7.25 km Start: 36.39 km End: 43.64 km Min: 135 m Max: 476 m
Elevation gain: 435 m Elevation loss: -103 m Grade: 7.4%

Hacketstown W 200
Distance: 1.33 km Start: 93.58 km End: 94.91 km Min: 130 m Max: 188 m
Elevation gain: 58 m Elevation loss: -1 m Grade: 4.4%

Crossbridge to Rathmeague W 200
Distance: 5.04 km Start: 102.01 km End: 107.05 km Min: 123 m Max: 221 m
Elevation gain: 107 m Elevation loss: -18 m Grade: 2.5%

Up to Mullan X W200
Distance: 1.38 km Start: 111.26 km End: 112.63 km Min: 189 m Max: 240 m
Elevation gain: 50 m Elevation loss: -10 m Grade: 4.4%

After Mullan X W 200
Distance: 3.37 km Start: 113.29 km End: 116.66 km Min: 203 m Max: 308 m
Elevation gain: 115 m Elevation loss: -13 m Grade: 3.8%

Slieve Maan W 200
Distance: 3.38 km Start: 119.69 km End: 123.07 km Min: 192 m Max: 443 m
Elevation gain: 279 m Elevation loss: -29 m Grade: 9.1%

Glenmalure W 200
Distance: 3.20 km Start: 127.62 km End: 130.83 km Min: 127 m Max: 381 m
Elevation gain: 282 m Elevation loss: -29 m Grade: 9.7%

Laragh to Rathdrum W 200 and W100
Distance: 11.30 km Start: 135.07 km End: 146.37 km Min: 110 m Max: 182 m
Elevation gain: 220 m Elevation loss: -256 mGrade: 4.2%

Between Avoca and Redcross W 200 and W100
Distance: 4.09 km Start: 155.26 km End: 159.35 km Min: 29 m Max: 185 m
Elevation gain: 213 m Elevation loss: -59 m Grade: 6.6%

After Redcross W 200 and W100
Distance: 1.90 km Start: 162.52 km End: 164.41 km Min: 43 m Max: 103 m
Elevation gain: 62 m Elevation loss: -6 m Grade: 3.5%

Barndarrig W 200 and W100
Distance: 0.89 km Start: 167.06 km End: 167.94 km Min: 104 m Max: 152 m
Elevation gain: 52 m Elevation loss: -13 m Grade: 7.2%

To Kilmacurragh Jct W 200 and W100
Distance: 1.70 km Start: 168.44 km End: 170.15 km Min: 143 m Max: 187 m
Elevation gain: 55 m Elevation loss: -22 m Grade: 4.5%

Kilmanogue W 200 and W100
Distance: 1.51 km Start: 173.00 km End: 174.52 km Min: 57 m Max: 103 m
Elevation gain: 61 m Elevation loss: -16 m Grade: 5.0%

Kilcoole W 200 and W100
Distance: 1.70 km Start: 197.78 km End: 199.48 km Min: 19 m Max: 53 m
Elevation gain: 37 m Elevation loss: -3 m Grade: 2.3%

Overall
Distance: 202.40 km Start: 0.00 km End: 202.40 km Min: 9 m Max: 476 m
Total elevation gain: 2793 m Approx Average Grade: 3.9%