Sloped Drag Challenge

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Due to popular demand the Sloped Drag Challenge is back for 2020! Hopefully we are all getting the chance to train indoors and are using Aidans turbo training plans to get structured, focused training done so we are in the best shape when we finally get back outdoors again.

This challenge is to ride 11 hills leading up into the Wicklow Mountains. The hills can be climbed in any order and records from 1/1/19 – 31/12/19 are all valid. If multiple climbs are completed in a single ride all will be counted. Riding a single climb multiple times will not get you out of doing the other 10!!

Recording Methods:

In order to make this as accessible as possible to all club members we will accept the following recording methods and individuals can send/link to their rides sending them directly to The following formats will be accepted:

  1. Strava/MapMyRide/RideWithGPS/Garmin Connect etc. please link to your ride.
  2. For those not using these platforms actual files .gpx .fit .tcx can be sent to the above email.
  3. For group rides, ride leaders can submit on behalf of the entire group.
  4. For group rides, committee members can submit on behalf of the entire group.
  5. Click here for information of the climbs Note: The maps are only included for visual purposes only.

Old Long hill/Djouce – Starting from the very bottom where the Enniskerry road meets the Kilcroney follow signs for Glendalough and Roundwood continuing up the R760 to the T junction. Take the left hand turn and 100m later the right hand turn onto Djouce following signs for Roundwood Glendalough. Continue on this road to the top of this climb up by Djouce wood.

Long hill/Calary – Starting in Kilmacanogue climb up around the back of the Sugarloaf (R755 Roundwood sign) with the climb finishing just before the left hand turn for red lane

Red Lane – Starting at the Glenview hotel keep right at the next T (L1031) junction continue up to the gate of the Sugarloaf

Altidore – From Willow Grove head up Tooman road (Roundwood sign) and at the first T junction on Tooman road take the right hand turn (L1236) onto Altidore climb finishing at the rifle range

Glendarragh – After the descent on Tooman road, just past the start of Altidore, take the second right hand turn and continue to the top

Easthill – Continuing on past the Glendarragh turn take the next right hand turn and you will top out on top of Slaughter hill

Slaughter Hill – In Newtown Mount Kennedy heading south take the turn on the right (R765) and this will lead you to Slaughter hill.  Follow signs for Roundwood/Glendalough/R765 to the top of the hill.

Callow Hill/Kildae – Just past Gregory’s Garage take the right hand turn (Newtown GAA Club sign) and at the next T junction take a left turn (Roundwood/Glendalough signs) and continue on this road to the junction at the top of the climb

Prospect Hill – Taking the right hand turn just past Abwood (on the left) will lead you to Prospect hill follow the road to the top of the climb

Killiskey/BallyDuff – Approaching Ashford from the Dublin side take the right hand turn at the roundabout (R764 – Roundwood) and keeping right at the next Y junction follow this road to the top of the hill (Ballyduff crossroads is a little further on)

Devils Glen – Approach as for Killiskey (R764) but at the Y junction after the roundabout keep left (R763 Nuns Cross Church sign), stay on this road following signs for Glendalough/Laragh.

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