37th Wicklow bike challenge
Over 3,000 cyclists from across the world will participate in the Wicklow 200 Cycling Challenge taking place on Sunday, June 9.
Established in 1982 the Wicklow 200, as the name suggests, covers over 200 kilometres around the Garden County,
Starting at Bray Emmets GAA Club, the route takes the riders to Enniskerry, Old Long Hill, Roundwood, Laragh, the Wicklow Gap, Hollywood, Baltinglass, Aghavannagh, Slieve Maan,Glenmalure, Drumgoff, 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 shorter Wicklow 100 Challenge takes shares the same route but veers left in Laragh and heads straight to Rathdrum before returning on the same route as the Wicklow 200.
The I.V.C.A, supported by the Wicklow County Council and Irish Red Cross, will have approximately 200 volunteers helping out on the day providing first-aid cover, mechanical breakdown cover, route marshalling, car parking, changing rooms, showers and refreshment stops along the way.
Visit www.wicklow200.ie to register.