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Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge


Due to the recent announcement of new Government restrictions in relation to the Covid 19 pandemic and circumstances beyond our control, the 2020 Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge in aid of St James’s Hospital will be deferred until next year.


The provisional date for the 2021 Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge is Saturday 15th of May and we will confirm as soon as possible.


All registered participants from this years’ event will automatically be registered for next year’s event and all entrants have been sent an email confirming the details and the next steps.


Finally, we would like to thank all of our colleagues in St James’s Hospital and all of the frontline Healthcare staff for their ongoing efforts during this current pandemic.

We wish you and your families well over the weeks and months ahead.


Queries- contact jamie@supportstjames.ie 




Now in its’ fifth year, the Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge is an annual event organised by St James’s Hospital Foundation with all proceeds going to St James’s Hospital, Dublin.


This year’s event was due to take place on Saturday 3rd October 2020.


Since its beginning in 2016, the event has doubled in participation and has raised over €75,000 for St James’s Hospital. All of the proceeds have been used to purchase new equipment for the hospital.


The event starts and finishes in the stunning grounds of Russborough House, Blessington, Co Wicklow and participants have 2 routes to choose from.


50km – Our 50km route brings cyclists on a beautiful tour of Blessington Lakes before returning back to Russborough House.


100km – Described by seasoned cyclists as “The toughest 100km in Wicklow”, this is a much more demanding route taking cyclists up some of the most notorious climbs in the Wicklow mountains including, Sally Gap, Shay Elliott & Slieve Maan.


Cyclists on both routes will enjoy some of the most picturesque countryside that Wicklow has to offer.


All participants will receive a souvenir event jersey and access to the post event refreshments.


ENTRY IS FREE FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO FUNDRAISE for the event by raising a minimum €150 in sponsorship.


If you do not wish to fundraise, you can choose from the following options:


Cycling Ireland Members:
Early Bird: €45
Normal: €50


Non Cycling Ireland Members:
Early Bird: €50
Normal: €55
(This includes the €5 fee for 1 day licence).


2020 Event Partners: TBC