Wicklow 200

Boast App correspondent Gary goes behind the scenes at Ireland’s premier cycling challenge, the Wicklow200, to get an insight into the racing event and talk to some of the participants, organisers and cyclists.

Our podcast focuses on first timers and participants in the Wicklow 100, which is shorter version of the Wicklow 200, but is the perfect introduction to the event for cycling enthusiasts or those wishing to dip their toes into cycling challenges.



The Wicklow 200 is a non-competitive cycle ride that takes place on one day every June. 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 shorter Wicklow Challenge takes place on the same day, and shares most of its route with the Wicklow 200.

Taking part in the “Wicklow 200” or the shorter “Wicklow 100” is taking part in one of the best cycling challenges in Ireland. This very popular event which is on it’s 34th year, incorporates some of the most difficult mountains in Co. Wicklow to cycle up and at the same time covers some of the most breathtaking scenic roads in the whole of Ireland.

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 1982 by the Irish Veteran Cyclists Association
The 2016 event will be on Sunday June 12th