Ciara’s Charity Cycle
Congratulations and Thank You to Ciara Cunningham who recently completed the Wicklow 200 Cycle, raising €326. in donations for the Musical Youth Foundation.
The Wicklow 200 is a non-competitive cycle ride that takes place in June each year. It covers 200 kilometres around the roads of beautiful County Wicklow (the Garden of Ireland) and attracts over 2000 cyclists from many different countries.
The route is very challenging. It includes many climbs, big and small, with some up to a height of 500 metres. The total climb is over 2000 metres so the event should not be taken lightly. While every year many cyclists who have never attempted a similar challenge before complete the Wicklow 200 successfully, it requires attention to training and preparation. Starting at 7:00 a.m. riders are allowed up to 14 hours to complete the route, although most finish well inside that.
The event is open to all cyclists, of any age. Previous participants have included riders from 12 to almost 80 years of age, and from beginners to internationally known ex-professionals.
The Wicklow 200 is famous for its relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and for its ability to combine this with organisation of the highest standard.
The event has been organised each year since it started in 1981 by the Irish Veteran Cyclists Association.
Fancy taking part next year? Drop us a mail letting us know and we’ll add you to our 2012 Wicklow 200 Cycle Team.