Pinergy Orwell Wheelers will host their annual Cyclocross Race, Round 2 of the Leinster League of Cyclocross, on Sunday 23rd of October 2023 generously sponsored by Joe Daly Cycles, Footprints Early Years Preschool, All-American Laundrette and Bike Fitting Ireland.



The race will be held at The GAP Glencullen, Ballybrack Rd., Glencullen, Dublin, D18 Y673.



EventMaster Sign-up Link (Closes Friday 21st at 21:00): https://eventmaster.ie/event/PkAlUJDhLe 

The event is fully licenced by Cycling Ireland and all entry is via the Cycling Ireland website events page; cyclingireland.ie Competitors will require a Cycling Ireland licence. One-day licences available via EventMaster side event.

Advance entry only –   no entry on the day.

Adult Entry: €25 pp
U14, U16, Junior: €10 pp
Underage: Free- All entry from U6 to U12 is generously covered by Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum.

Cycling Ireland require all participants hold a licence to take part. Parents need to acquire a Youth Licence for each child competing from U6 upwards via the Cycling Ireland website before signing up for these races. Cost is €10 and will last until the end of 2023.

There will be a €20 Off a Bike Fit Voucher for Bike Fitting Ireland/Aidan Hammond at Sign-On for all competitors.



The GAP facilities will be open to the general public on the day, so please exercise caution when walking / cycling between the designated carpark and the course.
Race attendees to follow the directions of event marshals. A First Aid service will be provided at the event.
Young children are to be supervised and kept off the course during races / adult practice sessions.
Please do not litter and please do bring home your recycling / rubbish.



Race attendees must use the The GAP’s designated parking area (cost of €2 per vehicle).
No parking allowed along the Ballybrack Rd., in Glencullen village or along The GAP entrance road.



Strava Segment: Orwell CX Gap 2021.

The race will be located in the large field to the right-hand side of The GAP entrance road as per the below photo.
The entrance to the course is marked on the map and is via The GAP entrance road. Access to the course is not allowed via the Ballybrack Road or Red House Road.
Collection of race numbers and timing chips will be located close to the entrance to the course.
A large water tanker will be located adjacent to the Pits area for use by Pit Crews.

Course Outline



Port-a-loos will be located at the course entrance. Additional toilet facilities are available at The GAP Kitchen (onsite). A full café and food service is available at The Gap Kitchen Café.
Bike cleaning facilities are available adjacent to The GAP main building.


Race Schedule:

There will be a full schedule of races for both females and males of all ages as follows:

09:30 Sign-On Opens.

09:40 – 10:00 Full Course Practice 20 mins.

10:00 - 11:10 Limited Course Practice during Underage Racing, as the start/finish area and first few corners will be in use.


Underage Racing

10:00 Under 6 - 3 mins

10:15 Under 8 - 5 mins

10:30 Under 10 - 10 mins

10:50 Under 12 - 15 mins

Prizegiving will take place immediately after each underage event (U6 U12)


11:10 11:30 Full Course Practice 20 mins


Women and Youth Racing

11:25 Call up for Women’s Junior, Senior, Masters. U16/U14 Boys and Girls.

11:35 Race Start Women’s Junior, Senior, Masters. U16/U14 Boys and Girls.

  • Youth: U14, U16 - 30 mins
  • Women: Junior, Senior, Masters - 45mins

12:20 Prizegiving Women’s Junior, Senior, Masters. U16/U14 Boys and Girls.


12:20 12:40 Full Course Practice 20 mins


Men's B-Race 

12:40 Call up for Men’s B-Race.

12:50 Race Start Men’s B-Race.

  • Men’s B-Race - 45mins

13:40 Prizegiving Men’s B-Race.


13:40 – 14:00 Full Course Practice 20 mins


Men's A-Race

14:00 Call up for Men’s A-Race.

14:10 Race Start Men’s A-Race.

  • Men’s A-Race – 50mins

15:10 Prizegiving Men's A-Race.




All competitors in the underage races (U6 – U12) will receive a prize.

The Entry Fee for the Underage Racing is kindly covered by Joe Daly Cycles, Dundrum, Dublin 16.

Joe Daly Cycles have long been a supporter of Orwell Wheelers and nationwide Cycling events. They're returning to sponsor our CycloCross Race for a fourth year. If you're in the market for a new bike, some bike parts and/or advice for all ages check them out.



U16/U14: 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Podium positions in each of the four races will receive a prize.



Senior: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Masters: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Juniors: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Unplaced U23 and M50.

The Prize Pool for the Women's Race is kindly sponsored by All-American Laundrette, George's Street, Dublin 2.

The All-American Laundrette, owned by Orla Hendron, returns for its fourth Orwell CX Race Sponsorship. This year, with Orla's help, we're able to offer a Master's Women's Podium. The Masters Women is a new National Championship


Men's B-Race

Overall: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

The Prize Pool for the Men's B Race is kindly sponsored by Footprints Early Learning PreSchools, Marrowbone Lane in Merchants Quay and Inchicore. 

Footprints Early Learning, owned by Rácheal Govin, returns for its second Orwell CX Race Sponsorship. Footprints Early Learning have two locations in Dublin, and cater for PreSchool aged children, school aged children in After School daycare and Camps for the School Holidays.


Men's A-Race

U23/Senior/Master: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Junior: 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Unplaced U23, Unplaced M40, Unplaced M50.

The Prize Pool for the Men's A-Race is kindly sponsored by Bike Fitting Ireland/Aidan Hammond, Kilmacanogue, Wicklow.

Bike Fitting Ireland/Aidan Hammond, returning as a sponsor of the Orwell CX Race for the fourth year Aidan is Ireland's Number One Bike Fitter, a fully qualified physio and a Level 3 Cycling Ireland Qualified Coach. Winter is a perfect time for setting goals for 2023, as a coach Aidan can help you achieve these goals. If you need to review your bike fit, the winter is a good time to make these changes, so you can adapt to them before your season. Aidan also offers vouchers, so with Christmas approaching, a Bike Fit Voucher could make a nice stocking filler.

There will also be a €20 Off Voucher for a Bike Fit by Aidan at the sign-on.


Race Organiser

Contact: Ronan O’Flynn; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.