Rider Information

Information for Event Entrants

The Wicklow 200 will not go ahead in 2020. We are very disappointed to have to cancel the event, this is due to the ongoing impact and restrictions around Covid-19. All registered participants will receive an email today (21 May) with details and will automatically transfer to next year’s event which will take place on Sunday 13th June 2021. However, if the new date does not suit please contact info@eliteevents.ie by midnight on Wednesday 10th June 2020.

We really appreciate your custom and your patience and support throughout this difficult period. We are very much looking forward to next year’s event and happier, more prosperous times ahead. In the meantime please stay safe and keep pedaling!

 

PLEASE NOTE: For 2020 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

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EVENT SIGN ON

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GOODY BAGS

You can collect your goody bag during any of the Sign On sessions, or all day Sunday at Bray Emmets.

If you had your number posted to you, please bring your number to the goody bag station inside Bray Emmets anytime on Sunday for collection.

*Please note the €20 Cycle Superstore voucher is valid from SUNDAY JUNE 7th.


OFFICIAL START/FINISH TIMES

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

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.


CUT OFF TIMES: 

  • Cut off number 1:
    • Laragh village @ 10.00
    • If you don’t reach Laragh village by 10.00 you must proceed to the Wicklow 100 route
    • More signs in Laragh village
    • More comms to participants regarding this
  • Cut off number 2:
    • Bottom of Shay Elliot in Clara @ 3.30pm
    • If you arrive to the bottom of shay Elliot in Clara you are not allowed to continue to Rathdrum you must go left back into Laragh and back to Bray via enniskerry.
    • Reduce cycle by 40K’s (30K v’s 70K)
    • More comms to participants regarding this

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.

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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.


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.

  • 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

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

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

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