Inaugural Gran Fondo Wicklow 200 Shines Bright!
Southern Ireland's newest Gran Fondo through the unspoilt Wicklow Mountains just joined Ireland's Bucket List of must do rides!
Starting and finishing at Manor Kilbride, participants set out to experience the best climbs in the Wicklow Mountains including; the Jackhammer, the famous Wicklow Gap, the Jackhammer, Glenmacnass and Sally Gap!
Riding a 120 kilometres in the stunning Wicklow Mountains is said to be one of the toughest day's cycling you can experience in all of Ireland. The Gran Fondo featured over 2,100m of climbing, and the so-called easier 86 km Medio Fondo still packed in 1,500 metres of climbing too.
The courses featured food stops with water and snacks to keep everyone fuelled up and hydrated.
Participants received a commemorative Medal for finishing, and the winners received a special Gran Fondo Wicklow Jersey.
Back at Manor Kilbride, participants enjoyed hot food, with choice of soup, vegetarian option, standard option as well as hot and cold drinks.
The Gran Fondo was superbly organized by well-known club Starsky Cycling known for their reputation in organizing races across Leinster in Ireland.
More photos available for everyone in links below:
2022 Gran Fondo Wicklow 2022 Results