Rider Information

Information for Event Entrants

Wicklow 200 will take place on Sunday 12th June 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: For 2022 the Start/Finish is located at the Bray Emmets GAA Club.


START/FINISH LOCATION

Bray Emmets GAA, Old Connaught Ave, Old Connaught, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Directions: http://www.brayemmets.com/brayemmets/about/directions.aspx

GOOGLE MAP


REGISTRATION/PACK COLLECTION

Cycle Superstore, 31 Airton Road, Tallaght, Dublin D24 AW96

Friday 10th June: 4pm to 7.30pm

Saturday 11th June: 10am to 3pm

Bray Emmets GAA Club, A98 NP03

Sunday 12th June: 5.30am to 6.30am sharp


GOODY BAGS

You can collect your goody bag during any of the Registration/Pack Collection sessions.


OFFICIAL START/FINISH TIMES

Start: 7:00am
Finish: 6:00pm

ORGANISERS’ 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.


CUT OFF TIMES: 

  • Cut off number 1:
    • Laragh village at 10am
    • If you don’t reach Laragh village by 10am you must proceed along the Wicklow 100 route
  • Cut off number 2:
    • Bottom of Shay Elliot in Clara at 3.30pm
    • If you don’t reach the bottom of Shay Elliot climb in Clara, you must turn left and proceed back to the finish via Laragh village, Roundwood and Enniskerry.

WHAT TO BRING ON THE MORNING OF THE EVENT

  • Helmet (Compulsory)
  • Mobile Phone
  • Puncture Repair Kit (2 Spare Tubes, Tyre Levers, Pump)
  • Photo ID
  • Food and drink (there are food stations on the route but it is always safer to bring your own, you will need it!)
  • Your email printout (IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SIGNED ON)

PARKING

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.

GOOGLE MAP

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 will do everything in our power to keep everyone moving.


ROUTES

To see the routes and map profiles please click the links below

200km https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20453699

100km https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20453781


MEDICAL SUPPORT

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.

  • Medical Services will only be in operation from 07:00 to 18:00.

MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE

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.


FOOD STATIONS TBC

There are two food stations supplying event food:

  • Baltinglass – 74km into Wicklow 200 
  • Rathdrum – 140km into Wicklow 200, 41km into Wicklow 100 Challenge

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.


WATER STOPS TBC

As well as water being available at the food stations there are also two water stops on mountain summits:

  • Wicklow Gap – 39km into Wicklow 200
  • Slieve Maan – 119km into Wicklow 200

PLEASE NOTE: The feed station in Baltinglass is open until 1pm and Rathdrum is open until 4.30pm.


LITTER

Riders are encouraged to enjoy their surroundings without environmental impact

PLEASE BRING YOUR LITTER BACK TO THE FINISH AREA. 


SAFETY RULES

  • Rules of the road apply at ALL times.
  • All participants must obey the instructions of Gardai, Red Cross, and marshals.
  • Please note: marshals do NOT have authority to stop traffic.
  • Not every junction may have marshals so you should approach junctions as if they were not there and proceed with caution.
  • This event takes place on open roads and cyclists must give way to other road users where applicable.
  • There are fast downhill sections and dangerous bends, please pay attention to signs, flags and whistles.
  • Strictly No IPods or Headphones – safety is a huge priority and failing to hear instructions or the sound of oncoming traffic can cause serious accidents to you, fellow participants and to the general public.
  • All bicycles should be well maintained and in a road worthy condition. Participants are advised to carry a pump, spare tubes and tyre levers.

AFTER THE EVENT

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.


SHOWERS

TBC