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Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge

2020 Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge, Postponed to Sat, 3rd of October 2020

In the interest of public health and on the advice of the relevant authorities, the 2020 Wicklow Mountains Cycle Challenge, scheduled to take place on Saturday 16th of May is being postponed until Saturday 3rd of October 2020.


This decision is taken in the best interest of cyclists, marshals and the event team. We hope that all will be back to normal at that stage, allowing us to cycle safely together and continue delivering a fantastic experience for all participants.


All participants who have registered for the 2020 event will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the revised date does not suit you, you have 2 options.


Option 1: You can change your registration fee to a donation to St James’s Hospital. We could really use your support now more than ever.

Option 2: Cyclists who have registered for the event have a 7 day window to cancel their registration and receive a refund of the event registration fee. This extends from March 27th 2020 to April 2nd 2020. The offer is limited to this timeframe and will not apply after April 2nd.

The event in October will continue to provide cyclists with 50km and 100km route options.




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 takes 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).



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If you miss the online registration, it will be possible to register on the day of the event. On the day registration will cost €65.

2020 Event Partners: TBC