What is the Wicklow 200

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for putting on such a great event. It was certainly the toughest event I’ve done, not helped by the weather, especially in the second half. But it was also the best event I’ve ever done – helped immensely by the impeccable organisation. The route was great, the food stops were fantastic, and your marshals were simply superb. I’ve recommended to all my cycling friends, so we might see you again next year.” John

Established in 1982, the Wicklow 200 is Ireland’s premier cycling sportive. The 40th edition will take place on Sunday the 9th of June 2024 starting in Bray, Co Wicklow.

The Wicklow 200 – and its partner event the Wicklow 100 Challenge – take in many of the most iconic climbs in Ireland’s ‘Garden County’ in an event that is among the most arduous and most revered annual cycling events on the world calendar.

The ride takes place every June and attracts cyclists from many different countries. As the name suggests, the event covers over 200 kilometres around Co. Wicklow, a major international cycling destination.

The shorter Wicklow 100km takes place on the same day, and shares most of the route with the Wicklow 200.

The event is organised by Elite Event Management.

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