In order for the Wicklow 200 to be held every year, we need the cooperation of everyone involved – the cyclists, the local communities, the emergency services, Gardai and the 400 volunteers.
As we are all in this together, we have to respect everyone on the day of the cycle.
We are asking you – the cyclists – to make the day enjoyable for everyone by thinking about the following:
If we all follow these three simple rules we will have an enjoyable and safe day for the Wicklow 200!
Thank you for your co-operation.
In association with Cycle Superstore
You’ve clocked up the training miles and your bike is ready to go. Is there anything that needs to be done at the last minute? The friendly team in Cycle Superstore give some last-minute advice.
To help eliminate or reduce any pre-event nerves or stress, we suggest you complete the following checklist:
Don’t try anything new on the day of the event, be it clothing, energy food or even breakfast cereal. A minor change or trying something new on the day can ruin the event for you. Arrive to the start line with a clean bike and clean drive train. As they say, a clean bike is a fast bike, and a clean drive train will ensure your bike performs to its best.
Remember to pace yourself on the day and most importantly remember it’s not a race. The second half of the course is traditionally harder then the first half, so keep that in mind when you start. When it comes to the hills, pace yourself going up and take your time descending. The event is taking place on open roads so there will be other road users on the day. There is no shame in taking your time descending.
Make sure you take enough fuel onboard. During your training you would have established what works best for you. Even if you don’t want to stop at a food stop, our advice would be stop and at least put something in the back pocket of your jersey. You may be glad of a piece of food as you climb out of Greystones.
Wishing you the best of luck at this year’s event – we are looking forward to seeing you at the start line on 12th June!