Climbs on the Wicklow 200 and Wicklow 100

 THE 2017 CLIMBS

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ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Starting at Bray Emmets GAA Club and heading to Enniskerry, Old Long Hill, Roundwood, Laragh, the Wicklow Gap, Hollywood, Baltinglass, Aghavannagh, Slieve Maan, Drumgoff, Glenmalure, Rathdrum, south through Ballinaclash before turning north for Glenealy and Ashford when the route 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 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.

 


W200 CLIMBS

 

BALLYMAN ROAD

Distance: 2.4km.

Start: 0.0km. End: 2.4km.

Min 21m. Max 107m

Elevation gain: 86m.

Max Grade: 6.7%. Avg Grade: 3.6%

 

THE OLD LONG HILL

Distance: 4.3km.

Start: 6.6 km. End: 10.9km.

Min: 82m Max: 319m

Elevation gain: 237m.

Max Grade: 11%. Avg Grade: 5.5%

 

WICKLOW GAP

Distance: 6.7km.

Start: 31.8 km End: 38.5km

Min: 143m Max: 472m

Elevation gain: 329m.

Max Grade: 9.3%. Avg Grade: 4.9%

 

HACKETSTOWN 

Distance: 1.3km

Start: 88.7 km End: 89.9 km

Min: 127m Max: 186m

Elevation gain: 59m.

Max Grade: 6.2%. Avg Grade: 4.5%

 

CROSSBRIDGE to RATHMEAGUE

Distance: 4.9 km

Start: 97.3km End: 102.1km

Min: 124m Max: 223m

Elevation gain: 99m.

Max Grade: 4.2%. Avg Grade: 2.0%

 

UP TO MULLAN X 

Distance: 0.9km.

Start: 106.6km End: 107.5km

Min: 188m Max: 240m

Elevation gain: 52m.

Max Grade 5.1%. Avg Grade: 4.4%

 

AFTER MULLAN X

Distance: 3.5km

Start: 108.5km End: 112.0km

Min: 204m Max: 311m

Elevation gain: 107m.

Max Grade 7.2%. Avg Grade 3.1%

 

SLIEVE MAAN

Distance: 3.3km

Start: 115.1km End: 118.4km

Min: 198m Max: 456m

Elevation gain: 258m.

Max Grade: 13.0%. Avg Grade: 7.8%

 

GLENMALURE

Distance: 3.1km

Start: 122.8km End: 125.9km

Min: 127m Max: 383m

Elevation gain: 256m

Max Grade: 11.9%. Avg Grade: 8.3%

 

MEETING OF THE WATERS

Distance: 0.8km

Start: 146.6km End: 147.4km

Min: 46m Max: 115m

Elevation gain: 69m

Max Grade: 10.3%. Avg Grade: 8.6%

 

KILMACURRAGH

Distance: 2.1km

Start: 151.0km End: 153.1km

Min: 119m Max: 187m

Elevation gain: 68m

Max Grade: 4.1%. Avg Grade: 3.2%

 

KILMANOGUE

Distance: 1.5km

Start: 156.7km End: 158.1km

Min: 56m Max: 93m

Elevation gain: 37m

Max Grade: 3.7%. Avg Grade: 2.5%

 

WINDGATES

Distance: 1.7km

Start: 186.7km End: 188.4km

Min: 38m Max: 127m

Elevation gain: 89m.

Max Grade: 6.3%. Avg Grade: 5.2%

 

KILRUDDERY

Distance: 1.2km

Start: 191.2km End: 192.4km

Min: 46m Max: 71m

Elevation gain: 25m.

Max Grade: 3.3%. Avg Grade: 2.1%

 

ENNISKERRY

Distance: 3.3km

Start: 193.9km End: 197.1km

Min: 29m Max: 120m

Elevation gain: 91m.

Max Grade: 7.5%. Avg Grade: 2.8%

 

OVERALL

Distance: 201km

Total elevation gain: 2697m

Average Grade: 1.3%


 

W100 CLIMBS

 

BALLYMAN ROAD

Distance: 2.4km.

Start: 0.0km. End: 2.4km.

Min 21m. Max 107m

Elevation gain: 86m.

Max Grade: 6.7%. Avg Grade: 3.6%

 

THE OLD LONG HILL

Distance: 4.3km.

Start: 6.6 km. End: 10.9km.

Min: 82m Max: 319m

Elevation gain: 237m.

Max Grade: 11%. Avg Grade: 5.5%

 

MEETING OF THE WATERS

Distance: 0.8km

Start: 47.4km End: 48.2km

Min: 46m Max: 115m

Elevation gain: 69m

Max Grade: 10.3%. Avg Grade: 8.6%

 

KILMACURRAGH

Distance: 2.1km

Start: 51.2km End: 53.3km

Min: 119m Max: 187m

Elevation gain: 68m

Max Grade: 4.1%. Avg Grade: 3.2%

 

KILMANOGUE

Distance: 1.5km

Start: 57.2km End: 58.7km

Min: 56m Max: 93m

Elevation gain: 37m

Max Grade: 3.7%. Avg Grade: 2.5%

 

WINDGATES

Distance: 1.7km

Start: 87.5km End: 89.2km

Min: 38m Max: 127m

Elevation gain: 89m.

Max Grade: 6.3%. Avg Grade: 5.2%

 

KILRUDDERY

Distance: 1.2km

Start: 92.0km End: 93.2km

Min: 46m Max: 71m

Elevation gain: 25m.

Max Grade: 3.3%. Avg Grade: 2.1%

 

ENNISKERRY

Distance: 3.3km

Start: 94.7km End: 98.0km

Min: 29m Max: 120m

Elevation gain: 91m.

Max Grade: 7.5%. Avg Grade: 2.8%

 

OVERALL

Distance: 101.9km

Total elevation gain: 1226m

Average Grade: 1.2%