Saddle up … Wicklow 200 cycle event is back for 39th year
The Wicklow 200 cycle will return for its 39 year on June 7 of next year.
Registration for the event will open on December 6 and organiser are urging competitors to get in early to benefit from reduced prices.
Along with its partner event the Wicklow 100 Challenge, the event starts in Bray and takes in some of the country’s most iconic cycling climbs.
Regarded as being among the most arduous cycling events on the world calendar, it attracts huge numbers of participants every year.
Organisers the Irish Veteran Cyclists Association have teamed up with Elite Event Management in an effort to grow the event and bring more people to the region.
“We are thrilled to bring back the Wicklow 200 cycle for its 39th year,” Michael Davis, Chairman of the IVCA said.
“The event is a highlight in the cycling calendar and always proves to be an exciting and exhilarating day for our participants and the organisers alike.
Starting and finishing at Bray Emmets GAA Club the route takes the riders on some of the most famous climbs in the country such as Wicklow Gap, Glenmalure, Slieve Maan and Shay Elliott and through the stunning and picturesque villages of Rathdrum, Baltinglass, Enniskerry, Laragh amongst others.
Registration will open on December 6 with a launch special price of €65 for both the Wicklow 200 and 100 routes.
Visit www.wicklow200.ie for further information and route details.