Before you start Wicklow 200, you will need to pick up your pack at registration. Registration is available at these times and locations:
Friday 9th June: 4pm to 7.30pm
Saturday 10th June: 10am to 3pm
Sunday 12th June: 5:30am to 6:30am sharp
You will not receive a text with your race number this year, but will need to bring the email you received (sent from Eventmaster) confirming your entry and that contains a unique QR code. If you cannot find this email, our team can help you when you arrive at registration.
Please note, that due to the event start time of 7am, the pack pick-up at Bray Emmets on Sunday (event day morning) will close at 6.30am on the dot!
It is essential that you collect your Wicklow 200 pack from one of the registration locations as it contains some important information for you:
You will need to display the bike plate, sticker and wristband to gain access to the event and the food stations.
When it comes to selecting your jersey, you have an array of options and that’s even before you select the sleeve length! A cycling jersey will keep you warm in cold weather and cooler in warm weather. It will help keep you comfortable on the bike, prevent sunburn and give you a place to store most things you need to carry (banana, energy bar, packable jacket, coffee money, phone, and tissues!). Please prevent injury by not carrying your pump in your back pocket! Get it mounted on the bike.
Jerseys come in different styles and cuts, and you can spend anything from €50 to €200 plus on one. Before you choose a jersey, we strongly advise you to wear a base layer underneath to help wick away the sweat. Compared to a normal t-shirt, road jerseys typically have a longer back, shorter front and a higher neck shape and sleeves shaped to fit when in the bike position. There is a lot of variations in how closely a cycling jersey fits. Unless you plan on going racing, you won’t require a jersey that is too tight. This style of jersey is designed for speed and won’t have any excess fabric flapping about and are usually referred to as an aero jersey or race cut.
Most jerseys are made from a synthetic fabric which is designed to carry sweat away from your skin so it can evaporate from the outside of the jersey. This is where a jersey will always trump a normal t-shirt. A t-shirt will simply soak your sweat (moisture) and retain it next to your skin. This will become very apparent if your t-shirt is made from cotton. The moisture retained by your t-shirt will cool down in a breeze making you feel chilly and uncomfortable on the bike.
When picking a jersey, have a look at its label to see which other materials are contained in it. If you have the option, choose one which contains a natural material like merino wool. This is a natural fibre grown by merino sheep. It’s thinner and softer than regular wool- making it easy to wear next to skin. It offers many of the same properties as that of synthetic material, however its big advantage is its ability to combat odour. Over time a jersey made from synthetic material which is washed regularly will no longer be able to stave off the odour and you may end up having to replace it.
One thing you are guaranteed with a cycling jersey is a zip. You can have a full length, half length or a short. Which style you choose, boils down to the individual preferences. A short zip may look tidy; however, you may want more ventilation if it’s warm. Ideally choose one which has YKK zip (you don’t want zip failure while out).
Finally, if you plan on wearing your jersey in sunny conditions, try to identify the jersey’s SPF (Sun Protection Factor). Some modern fabrics now come with built in SPF protection.
|Active/Comfort Fit||Is more relaxed for a leisure riding position. Perfect for those weekend cafe rides or those new to cycling||BL Duna Women’s Short Sleeve €41.30||HERE|
|Performance/Athletic Cut||Has a more fitted cut, then an active cut. The fabric sits close to the body for a performance-minded riding position. Ideal for training or those faster club rides||Endura FS 260 Print Short Sleeve €79.99||HERE|
|Race||A race cut will feel very short on the body and tight. Aimed at those people looking to go racing||Assos RS Aero SS ‘The Myth Within’ Short Sleeve Jersey €200||HERE|
Cycle Superstore’s full range of cycling jerseys can be found HERE